Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly made it four wins from as many matches in the Egyptian Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Arab Contractors on Friday.
A header by Hamdy Fathy in the 67th minute gave the Cairo giants the three points and helped extend their lead atop the standings.
The win was Pitso Mosimane’s 50th as Al Ahly head coach, with the South African reaching the milestone in just 70 matches across all competitions.
Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau started the match and was substituted in the 77th minute.
Late drama following a lengthy stoppage time that saw Al Ahly finish the match with 10 men after Fathy was red-carded.
Al Ahly have 12 points after four matches and lead second-placed Pyramids by two points.
Defending champions Zamalek are third, a further point adrift.
Al Ahly will next be in action away to fourth-placed Ghazl El Mahalla on Monday, 22 November at 17:30 SA time.