Zamalek, on the other hand, have only themselves to blame for their constant failure to dethrone Ahli.
Ahli's huge success in African and domestic football is largely down to their compact board of directors which include highly-educated and professional members who give it their all.
They might disagree behind closed doors but their discussions never rise to the top. They all share one opinion and put their differences aside once the majority has made a decision.
They are serene, silent and work out deals for new players in significant secrecy, without the needless propaganda that Zamalek prefer.
They snapped up Ittihad and Egypt forward Mohamed Nagi 'Geddo' all of a sudden through the legal channels while Zamalek, who claimed that he signed a deal to join them few months ago, could only launch a scathing attack on the player.
Zamalek board member and club icon Hazem Emam was so helpless that he could only undervalue Geddo, saying that the African Cup of Nations hero's ultimate dream 'was to walk beside Zamalek's headquarters'.
Ahli board members, led by chairman Hassan Hamdi, never care about such nonsense. They concentrate on the work ahead of them to keep their club on top of Egyptian and African football.
Zamalek's thoughts are filled with the conspiracy theory they always believed in.
The Egyptian FA, the media and every single party working in the football field are doing their utmost to ruin their so-called consistency, the White Knights believe.
They are always complaining about external factors that hinder their progress but never admit that they have their own deficiencies.
They never admit that their squad does not resemble Ahli's nor their stability matches that of their traditional foes.
Zamalek never ask themselves why the majority of Egypt's stars prefer to join Ahli.
Geddo and Hossam Ghaly are two major acquisitions for the Red Devils so far this summer and Zamalek's only one, Egypt keeper Essam Al-Hadari, made a public come-and-get-me plea for Ahli, who snubbed him, before deciding to join Zamalek.
He is also a poor choice for Zamalek, who don't need him because they already boast one of the finest goalkeepers in the country in Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed. Al-Hadari's arrival could result in many problems in the near future.
Zamalek should give up their stubbornness, admit their own failures and follow in the footsteps of Ahli if they are to regain their status as one of the most successful clubs in Africa.