Zamalek faces Ittihad Alexanderia in the Egyptian Cup



Sun, 01 Sep 2019 - 01:26 GMT


Sun, 01 Sep 2019 - 01:26 GMT

Zamalek - FILE

Zamalek - FILE

CAIRO, 1 September 2019:Zamalek faces Ittihad Alexandria on Sunday at 08:00 pm, at Ismailia stadium, in the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup.

The White Knights are looking to achieve the victory over Ittihad Alexandira to book the ticket to the Final. The White Knights seek to crown the Cup to compensate the fans losing the title of the Premier League, which was has been reaped byAl Ahly.

Zamalek qualified for the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup, after beating Mina Samanoud youth center team 1-0 in the 32 rounds of the competition. Then, they beat Al Intag Al Harby 2-0 in the 16th round before defeating Misr Al Makassah 1-0 last Wednesday.

The experienced Serbian takes over for the next season after leaving his position behind at Orlando Pirates.

The White Knights have been looking for a new manager ever since defeat to fierce rivals Aly Ahly in the last game of the season. Galal took over from Christian Gross who’s contract ran out due and Zamalek refused to extend it.

Zamalek had interviewed several candidates for the position including Ramon Diaz, Jaime Pacheco and Jusualdo Ferreira. The latter have both managed Zamalek in the past.

Controversial club president Mortada Mansour confirmed that Sredovejic also going by the nickname ‘Micho’ was the club’s third choice manager.

The 49 year old has managed all over Africa including at Sudanese club Al Hilal, Young Africans of Tanzania and Ugandan outfit SCV Kampala. He joins the Cairo giants on a one year deal.

Expected line-up:

Goalkeepr: Mohamed Awwad

Defense: HamdiNagguez, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdel Ghani and Abdullah Gomaa

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed and FerjaniSassi, Ashraf Ben Charki, Obama and Onagem

Attacker: Mostafa Mohamed



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