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Aswan, Entag relegated from Egyptian Premier League

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Aswan and Entag El-Harby are officially the first two relegated clubs from the 2020/21 Egyptian Premier League season.

Entag needed a win against Ittihad to keep their chances of survival, but a late equalizer from Adel Badr announced the relegation of the club for the first time in six years.

The Military club was initially promoted to the Egyptian Premier League back in 2009, but suffered relegation in the 2013/14 season; however, following just a single season in the second-tier, they returned back in 2015, where they have been since then.

The club managed to finish eighth last season, but they struggled following the departure of veteran head coach Mokhtar Mokhtar, winning just four games under Shawky Gharib and Koshary.

On the other side, Aswan’s demotion came after Ghazl El-Mahalla’s last-minute draw with Bank Al Ahly.

Aswan were promoted last season and they managed to finish 13th, but following losing several key players in the summer, most notably Fady Farid and Karim El-Tayeb, they won just six games to sit bottom of the league table.

Both Entag and Aswan now lie at the last two places on the Egyptian Premier League table with 27 points, six behind 15th-placed Bank Al Ahly, with only two games to go. [Bank Al Ahly have a better head-to-head record with both teams].

Al Ahly

After the first two relegations are revealed, one more club will be accompanying them to the second division.

The survival competition is now between three clubs which are Ismaily, Bank Al Ahly, and Wadi Degla, the third being the closest to fall.

Wadi Degla need to win their remaining two games against Ceramica and Entag El-Harby, with either one of Bank Al Ahly or Ismaily losing their two games. Bank Al Ahly will face Ittihad and Zamalek, while Ismaily will be up against El-Gaish and Ceramica.

The three relegated clubs will be replaced in the next Egyptian Premier League edition with three newcomers which are Coca-Cola FC, Pharco FC, and El Sharkia Dokhan.

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