CAIRO: Ahly manager Hossam Al-Badri said he is not paying much attention to the results of close league rivals as he only focuses on his team.
Ahly edged 2-1 past lowly Asyut Petroleum on Monday, only to receive a boost later on following the goalless draw between Zamalek and Ismaili, who are now both nine points away from the leaders.
We don’t look at the results of other teams regardless of its benefit to us, Al-Badri was quoted by Ahly s official site.
The victory we got at Asyut added three vital points for us in our quest to stay unchallenged at the top.
Al-Badri believes his side could have registered a more comprehensive win, but the high temperature and the pitch condition had a role to play.
The performance was affected by the heat and the rigidness of the pitch and despite that we were in control and wasted a number of easy chances.
But I am totally satisfied with my player s efforts because they did their best to get the three points.