Last step to be taken, Zamalek awaits absent African joy



Sun, 26 May 2019 - 12:53 GMT


Sun, 26 May 2019 - 12:53 GMT

FILE - Zamalek's Kahraba vs RSB Berkane player

FILE - Zamalek's Kahraba vs RSB Berkane player

CAIRO - 26 May 2019: "Fight for winning tonight – your fans are calling, you hear stands' voices – chanting for the victory" – Favorite Zamalek's fans song / (A`al Fouz El Leila Hareb) in Arabic

Zamalek fans have never been more enthusiastic about fighting for their team, but if fighting is important, it will certainly be their most important day.

At 10 pm Sunday, and on the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, the hopes of Zamalek fans are tied to their players' feet, hoping to return to the road of winning the African championships.

Zamalek host the Moroccan team RSB Berkane at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday in the final leg of the CAF Confederation Cup. The White team need to win by two goals after losing the first leg to a late goal by the hosts.
Warriors are ready

Mahmoud Abdel Rahim 'Gennesh' returns his team's line-up although Omar Salah, third goalkeeper, never let the fans down, but Zamalek's main goalkeeper will be required to keep his team clean to facilitate the task of his teammates.

Khaled Boutaib, the Moroccan striker, has also returned and may be playing despite the recent return from injury in the absence of Omar Al Said.

Hazem Imam will also be present after returning from injury, but he is the only solution in the absence of Hamdi Nagguez who is suspended.

White era

Lifting the trophy is the main goal for the White castle warriors, not only because he is the white knight who is aiming for winning any title he participates in, but for two other reasons.

The first is that the CAF Confederation Cup is the only tournament in which Zamalek have historically participated, and has never won it so far.
Zamalek won the African Union Cup and the African Cup Winners Cup, but the Confederation Cup is the merging of the two championships together, Zamalek never won this title, and only one Egyptian team won it in 2015, Al Ahly.

The second is the return to the raod of winning continental titles in general. The last continental title for Zamalek was in 2003. It was the African Super Cup when Zamalek defeated Wydad Casablanca.

Zamalek fans will be present in the stadium with huge capacity, 60,000 tickets have run out and thousands more are still trying to get a ticket for the event.



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