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The 2019–20 Egyptian Premier League, also known as The WE League for sponsorship purposes, will be the 61st season of the Egyptian Premier League, the top Egyptian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1948. The season is expected to start in late 2019 and to finish in mid 2020.

Egyptian Premier League
Season2019–20
DatesOctober 2019 – May 2020 (expected)
2020–21

Contents

OverviewEdit

TeamsEdit

Eighteen teams will compete in the league - the top fifteen teams from the previous season, and three teams promoted from the Egyptian Second Division.

Teams promoted to the Egyptian Premier League
The first team to be promoted was Aswan from Group A, as they secured the promotion to the Egyptian Premier League following their 2–1 away win against Al Nasr Lel Taa'den on 4 April 2019. The club managed to return to the Egyptian Premier League after staying two seasons in the Egyptian Second Division, and will play in the top flight for the tenth time in their history.[1]

The second team to be promoted was Tanta from Group C, as they sealed the promotion to the Egyptian Premier League following their 2–0 away win against Sidi Salem on 11 April 2019. The club returned to the Egyptian Premier League after spending only one season in the Egyptian Second Division, as they were relegated from the Egyptian Premier League during the 2017–18 season. This season will mark the fifteenth appearance for Tanta in the Egyptian Premier League.[2]

The third team to be promoted was FC Masr from Group B, as they earned the promotion to the Egyptian Premier League following their 0–0 away draw with Al Merreikh on 18 April 2019. The club earned the promotion after an intense contents with 4 other clubs for the only promotion spot from their group. FC Masr will play in the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in the club's history.[3]

Teams relegated to the Egyptian Second Division
The first club to be relegated was Nogoom, who suffered an immediate return to the Egyptian Second Division following a 2–1 away defeat to Misr Lel Makkasa on 10 May 2019. Despite defeating Zamalek 1–0 earlier in the previous season and having a great start, the club started slowly to collapse which eventually made them finish in the last place.[4]

The second club to be relegated was El Dakhleya, who were relegated from the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in their history following a 2–1 home defeat to Zamalek on 12 May 2019; ending their stay in the league that lasted for eight years. El Dakhleya were one of eight clubs that are not founding members of the Egyptian Premier League and have never been relegated since their debut in the top flight.[5]

The third club to be relegated was Suez-based side Petrojet, who were also relegated from the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in their history following a 0–0 draw with Al Mokawloon Al Arab on 3 June 2019; ending their top flight spell of thirteen years. Similar to El Dakhleya, Petrojet were one of eight clubs that are not founding members of the Egyptian Premier League and have never been relegated since their debut in the top flight.[6]

VenuesEdit

Al Ahly Aswan ENPPI
Cairo International Stadium Aswan Stadium Petro Sport Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 16,000
     
El Entag El Harby FC Masr El Gouna
Al Salam Stadium Maadi Olympic Center El Gouna Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 10,000
     
Haras El Hodoud Ismaily Al Ittihad
Haras El Hodoud Stadium Ismailia Stadium Alexandria Stadium
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 18,525 Capacity: 19,676
     
Al Masry Misr Lel Makkasa Al Mokawloon Al Arab
Al Masry Club Stadium Faiyum Stadium Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 35,000
     
Pyramids Smouha Tala'ea El Gaish
30 June Stadium Borg El Arab Stadium Gehaz El Reyada Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 86,000 Capacity: 20,000
     
Tanta Wadi Degla Zamalek
Tanta Club Stadium Cairo Military Academy Stadium Cairo International Stadium
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 28,500 Capacity: 74,100
     

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al Ahly   Martín Lasarte   Hossam Ashour   Umbro WE, Lava, Royal Dutch Shell1, Tiger Chips1, Uber2, GLC Paints2
Aswan   Magdy Abdel Aati   TBA   Uhlsport TBD
ENPPI   Ali Maher   Ramy Sabry   Nike TBD
El Entag El Harby   Mokhtar Mokhtar   Mahmoud El Badry   Uhlsport TBD
FC Masr   Mohamed Salah   Mostafa Sultan   Macron TBD
El Gouna   Hamada Sedki   Ahmed Said   Adidas Orascom
Haras El Hodoud   Tarek El Ashry   Mostafa Gamal   Uhlsport TBD
Ismaily   TBA   Mahmoud Metwalli   Adidas TBD
Al Ittihad   TBA   El Hany Soliman   Uhlsport TBD
Al Masry   Ehab Galal   Islam Salah   Adidas TBD
Misr Lel Makkasa   TBA   Mido Gaber   Nike TBD
Al Mokawloon Al Arab   Emad El Nahhas   Mahmoud Abou El Saoud   Adidas TBD
Pyramids   TBA   Abdallah El Said   Kappa Saudia, Swyp2
Smouha   Hossam Hassan   El Sayed Farid   Uhlsport TBD
Tala'ea El Gaish   TBA   Mohamed Bassam   Macron TBD
Tanta   Ayman El Mezaien   Soliman Abd Rabo   Uhlsport TBD
Wadi Degla   Takis Gonias   Hossam Arafat   Joma Neopolis
Zamalek   TBA   Hazem Emam   Puma TBD
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
  • Referee kits are made by Puma.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment

Foreign playersEdit

Clubs can have a maximum of four foreign players registered during the season. Clubs cannot sign foreign players unless these players have played in the first or second tier in their countries. In addition, each club can register a total of two players from Palestine or Syria; those players will be treated as Egyptians, and won't count as foreign players. Clubs also cannot sign any foreign goalkeepers.

  • Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.
  • Players name in ITALICS indicates the player have left the club during the mid-season transfer window.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Under contract Former Player(s)
Al Ahly   Geraldo   Walid Azaro   Junior Ajayi   Ali Maâloul   Aliou Dieng
Aswan   Badara Naby Sylla
ENPPI   Chadrack Lukombe   Aboubacar Diarra   Wilfried Yessoh
  Shiza Kichuya
El Entag El Harby   Abdul Wahab Annan   Moussa Diawara   Mamadou Niass   James Owoboskini   Hamed Hamdan
FC Masr   Willis Furtado   Cliff Nyakeya
El Gouna   Jonathan Ngwem   Gatoch Panom   Serge Aka   Ousseynou Boye   Chisom Chikatara
Haras El Hodoud   Cyrille Ndaney   Ibrahim Koné   Amadaiya Rennie   Edu Moses
Ismaily   Richard Baffour   Benson Shilongo   Christopher Mendouga
  Taro Godswill
  Odah Marshall
  Yahya Zayd
Al Ittihad   Toni Silva   Razack Cissé   Emmanuel Banahene
  Wilson Akakpo
  Wallace da Silva
  Didier Koré
  Derick Ogbu
Al Masry   Saïdou Simporé   Austin Amutu   Ezekiel Bassey   Emeka Eze   Mohammed Saleh   Mahmoud Wadi
Misr Lel Makkasa   Shimelis Bekele   John Antwi   Paulin Voavy   Edu Moses   Kevin Muhire
Al Mokawloon Al Arab   Farouck Kabore   Luis Hinestroza   Seifeddine Jaziri
Pyramids   Eric Traoré   Jhon Cifuente   Cristian Benavente   Keno
  Azubuike Okechukwu
  Hamed Hamdan
  Omar Kharbin
  Omar Midani
Smouha   Eddy Ngoyi   Oumed Oukri   Cheikh Bamba   Derrick Nsibambi
Tala'ea El Gaish   Franck Engonga   Talla N'Diaye   Richard Boro   Chisom Chikatara
Tanta   Ismaël Bamba
Wadi Degla   Issahaku Yakubu   Vasilis Bouzas   Yaya Soumahoro   Ibrahima Ndiaye
Zamalek   Hamid Ahaddad   Khalid Boutaïb   Hamdi Nagguez   Ferjani Sassi   Maarouf Youssef
  Kabongo Kasongo
  Razack Cissé

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al Ahly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Champions League
2 Aswan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ENPPI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Confederation Cup
4 El Entag El Harby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 FC Masr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 El Gouna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Haras El Hodoud 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ismaily 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Al Ittihad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Al Masry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Misr Lel Makkasa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Al Mokawloon Al Arab 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pyramids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Smouha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tala'ea El Gaish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Tanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to the Second Division
17 Wadi Degla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Zamalek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on TBD 2019. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-Head points; 3) Head-to-Head goal difference; 4) Head-to-Head goals scored; 5) Head-to-Head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Al Ahly
Aswan
ENPPI
El Entag El Harby
FC Masr
El Gouna
Haras El Hodoud
Ismaily
Al Ittihad
Al Masry
Misr Lel Makkasa
Al Mokawloon Al Arab
Pyramids
Smouha
Tala'ea El Gaish
Tanta
Wadi Degla
Zamalek

Source:

Leader
2020–21 CAF Champions League
2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup
Relegation to 2020–21 Egyptian Second Division

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away AHL ASW ENP ENT FCM GOU HRS ISM ITH MAS MMK MOK PYR SMO TGS TNT WDG ZAM
Al Ahly a
Aswan
ENPPI
El Entag El Harby
FC Masr
El Gouna
Haras El Hodoud
Ismaily a
Al Ittihad
Al Masry a
Misr Lel Makkasa
Al Mokawloon Al Arab
Pyramids
Smouha
Tala'ea El Gaish
Tanta
Wadi Degla
Zamalek a
First match(es) will be played on TBD. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statisticsEdit

Number of teams by governorateEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "مرحبا بـ تماسيح النيل.. أسوان أول العائدين إلى الدوري الممتاز" [Welcome to the Nile Crocodiles.. Aswan secures the promotion to the Egyptian Premier League]. FilGoal. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ "مرحبا بثاني العائدين إلى الكبار.. طنطا يصعد للدوري الممتاز رسميا" [Tanta seals promotion to the Egyptian Premier League]. FilGoal. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ "ثالث المتأهلين.. نادي مصر إلى الدوري الممتاز رسميا" [The third promoted team... FC Masr earns promotion to the Egyptian Premier League]. FilGoal. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Nogoom FC suffer relegation from Egyptian Premier League". KingFut. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "El Dakhleya relegated from Egyptian Premier League". KingFut. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Petrojet suffer first-ever relegation following Al Mokawloon Al Arab draw". KingFut. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.