The defending champions took on newly promoted Alexandrian Ittihad in a fierce battle on Thursday night in Cairo.
Last season champions, expectedly dominated the possession, capitalizing on some poor positioning from the Alexandrians‘ defenders.
They got their first goal when former Shooting stars attacker Ajayi broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute after Amr El-Sulaya’s initial attempt hit a defender and fell to the Nigerian forward.
In the second half, Ittihad came out stronger but could not prevent Ahly from netting their second goal in the 80th minute through El Sayed.
The wins means Ahly has just recorded their first victory of the season.