CAIRO - 27 May 2019: A new Zamalek history was made on Sunday night when the team won the CAF Confederation Cup title for the first time in the history of the club.
Zamalek, led by Swiss manager, Christian Gross, won the title as they defeated Morocco's RS Berkane on penalty-shootouts after the regular time ended with a 1-0 win for Zamalek who equalized their 1-0 loss at the first leg in Morocco.
Zamalek assistant manager, Amir Azmy, praised Zamalek fans after the game, saying "The fans supported us during the whole game and their support had a great impact on the players who did everything they can to win the title."
Zamalek fans packed Borg El Arab Stadium 6 hours before the game to support their players during the game.
Azmy added" We suffered during the first half but during the half time, the manager spoke with the players and asked them to calm and they will be able to score and that is what happened."
Gross became the 9th manager in the history of the club to win a continental title and he put an end to 16 years of trophy drought on International level as Zamalek's last African title was in 2003 when they defeated Wydad Casablance to win the African Super Cup title.