JOHANNESBURG (AFP) Wael Gomaa was the unlikely matchwinner as Al-Ahly snatched a dramatic 2-1 triumph over fellow Egyptians Ismailia Sunday in a fiery African Champions League clash. The bald 34-year-old centreback who signed a two-year contract extension this week exposed the aerial weakness of the visitors in the Group B showdown to head home three minutes into stoppage time. His far-post winner handed Ahly three precious points ahead of a mid-August visit to leaders JS Kayblie of Algeria, who have maximum points after defeating Heartland of Nigeria 1-0 in Tizi-Ouzou 24 hours earlier. Kabylie have collected six points from two outings in the mini-league phase, record six-time champions Ahly four, 2009 runners-up Heartland one and 1969 title holders Ismailia lie bottom with none. Ismailia, who gave new Nigeria-born striker Godwin Ezeh a starting place, protested furiously after Gomaa scored, claiming veteran Ahly midfielder Ahmed Hassan fouled Ahmed Hegazi in the build-up to the goal. The losers surrounded Malian referee Komlan Coulibaly after he blew for full-time and police had to escort the match officials off the pitch at the 74,000-seat Cairo Stadium. Coulibaly had angered Ismailia in the build-up to the Egyptian derby by telling local media how much he appreciated the warm welcome extended by Ahly officials and also praised their training facilities. The hospitality and friendliness of Ahly toward visitors cannot be questioned, but the referee should not have made those comments, said spokesman Alaa Wahid. A team of Moroccan officials led by Abdellah al-Achiri was chosen to handle the highlight of the four second-round fixtures, but the Malians took over when the referee suffered a back injury. Ahly, whose last Champions League success came two years ago, also had to settle part of a debt to the stadium management before the game could go ahead at a venue revamped for the 2006 African Nations Cup won by Egypt. After a timid first half, Ahly took the lead on 58 minutes through striker Mohamed Talaat and Mohamed Abougreisha, a mid-second half substitute for Ezeh, levelled 10 minutes from full-time. Defending champions TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo had to come from behind to draw 2-2 with Algerian visitors Entente Setif and Esperance of Tunisia won 1-0 at home to Dynamos of Zimbabwe 1-0 in another Group A game.