Zamalek African Champions for the first time in 16 years



Sun, 26 May 2019 - 11:41 GMT


Sun, 26 May 2019 - 11:41 GMT

Zamalek team- FILE

Zamalek team- FILE

CAIRO, 27 May 2019: After 16 years of absence and waiting, the sun has risen again over Zamalek.

Zamalek is a champion of the 2019 African Confederation Cup after defeating RSB Berkane 5-4 by a penalty shootouts.

The white knights won 1-0 in the second leg of the. CAF Confederation Cup as Mahmoud Alaa scored the only goal from the penalty spot.

Lifting the trophy was the main goal for the White castle warriors for two other reasons

The first was 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 was the return to the road 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 were present in the stadium with huge capacity, 60,000 spectators.



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