CAIRO: Newly-promoted side Assiut Petroleum got off their Egyptian League campaign to a winning start following a 1-0 victory over Tersana on Saturday.
Veteran midfielder Ateya Saber scored the winner after converting a penalty in the 16th minute.
Assiut Petroleum, who eliminated Cairo giants Ahly from last season s Egyptian Cup, could have doubled their advantage shortly after.
A fierce shot from newly-arrived striker Mohamed Reio rattled the post.
Tersana s Hossam Mabrouk almost claimed the equalizer in the 70th minute but his curling free-kick was denied by the post.