Gedo unimpressive despite Ittihad's win

Hatem Maher
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CAIRO: Ittihad secured their fourth win in their last six Egyptian Premier League games after defeating Gaish 1-0 on Wednesday but Gedo was still unable to hit top form.

The Egypt forward, whose five goals helped the Pharaohs win the African Cup of Nations last month, seemed distracted by the ongoing conflict between Ittihad and Zamalek over who own his registration.

It was his third below-par performance in as many games after returning from international duty in Angola.

Gedo, who partnered Brazilian new arrival Giancarlo Mora upfront, could not unsettle Gaish s defense, which was only beaten through a second-half penalty.

Gaish defender Walid Aslan clumsily brought down Mora while both were preparing to contest a long ball as the referee immediately pointed to the spot.

Lively midfielder Mahmoud Shaker converted the ensuing penalty to give Ittihad a valuable victory.

The Alexandria-based club, who saw their fortunes revived following the arrival of Brazilian coach Carlos Cabral in September last year, lie fifth in the table with 26 points from 18 games.

Masri could not claim a third consecutive victory under new coach Theo Buecker after throwing away their lead to draw 1-1 at Police Union.

Malian striker Bakary Coulibaly, who joined Masri in the January transfer window, put his side ahead after eight minutes when a mis-timed jump by Police Union keeper Ahmed Saad allowed him to head into an empty net after a left-wing cross.

Nigerian striker Minusu Buba secured a share of spoils eight minutes later when he latched onto a deft through pass to break clear of defense and notch home with aplomb.

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