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CAIRO: Petrojet maintained their impressive run in the Egyptian League after Walid Soliman’s brace gave them a 2-1 away victory over Telecom Egypt on Saturday. The petroleum club retained their place on top of the league table with 28 points, five ahead of second-placed ENPPI, who have a game in hand. Telecom’s third successive defeat …


CAIRO: Petrojet maintained their impressive run in the Egyptian League after Walid Soliman’s brace gave them a 2-1 away victory over Telecom Egypt on Saturday.

The petroleum club retained their place on top of the league table with 28 points, five ahead of second-placed ENPPI, who have a game in hand.

Telecom’s third successive defeat leaves them in tenth place on 15 points.

In-form playmaker Soliman, who was called up to Egypt’s squad after putting in some impressive displays with Petrojet, opened the scoring after 11 minutes.

Soliman extended Petrojet’s advantage in the 25th minute when he beat the offside trap, rounded Ghanaian Amamoo and shot into an empty net.

The visitors slowed down afterwards, allowing Telecom to take control over the game.

Uganda striker Geoffrey Massa wasted several decent chances to narrow the gap.

Egyptian League top scorer Ahmed Gaafar made up for his teammate’s wastefulness when he converted a penalty, taking his tally to seven goals this season.

Petrojet held onto their lead to claim a precious victory following their goalless draw against the crisis-hit Zamalek earlier this month.

Elsewhere, Olympic’s crisis was deepened after a 1-0 defeat to Alexandria neighbors Harras Hodoud.

Striker Ahmed Abdel-Ghani scored what proved to be the winner after four minutes.

Newcomers Olympic are languishing second from bottom with 11 points while Hodoud moved to fifth spot with 18 points.

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