Mansour motivates Zamalek players ahead of Cup final



Tue, 15 May 2018 - 01:00 GMT


Tue, 15 May 2018 - 01:00 GMT

File - Mortada Mansour

File - Mortada Mansour

CAIRO – 15 May 2018: Zamalek President Mortada Mansour met with the team’s players and coaching staff to motivate them ahead of the Egyptian Cup final against Smouha on Tuesday.

“Smouha is an amazing team, but you defeated better teams then Smouha; you defeated Al-Ahly and Ismaily, and you can defeat Smouha to win the title,” Mansour told Zamalek players after their last training session before the final.

Zamalek players have had an amazing run over the last month, defeating the League champions, Al-Ahly, 2-1 in the Cairo Derby, and they destroyed the League runner-up, Ismaily, 4-1 in the Cup semi-finals.


Zamalek reached the Egyptian Cup final for the 39th time in their history, and Zamalek players hope to reconcile their fans after a disastrous season by achieving their 26th Cup title, while Smouha players hope to achieve their first Cup title.

Smouha reached the final after defeating Al-Assiouty in the Egyptian Cup semi-finals on penalties at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

This final could be a repeat of the 2014 final, when Zamalek went on to defeat Smouha 1-0 and achieve the title.

The game is scheduled for 8:00 pm (CLT).



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