Zamalek club will host at seven in the evening its Kenyan counterpart Tusker at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria in the second leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League. Groups in the previous version.
The first leg match between the two teams in Kenya ended with Zamalek winning with a clean goal, signed by Ashraf Bencharki, putting Patrice Carteron’s battalion on the threshold of the group stage..
The return match, although it seemed easy, but Zamalek will enter it seriously for fear of any surprises, especially since the hopes of all the fans in the new season are to return the Champions League to Zamalek after an absence of nearly twenty years.
Zamalek’s chances of ascending seem numerous. Winning by any result or a negative or positive tie gives the white knight a ticket to the group stage, while losing with a goal means resorting to penalty kicks.
Zamalek qualified for this edition of the tournament as the Egyptian League champion 2020-2021, while Kenyan Tusker qualified for the 32nd round of the African Champions League, after beating Djibouti champion Arta Solar 3-0, in the second leg of the preliminary round of the tournament, taking advantage of its 1-1 draw. In the first leg.
Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron relies on his old guard, starting with facing the Kenyan Tusker, because he did not restrict his new deals because Zamalek was deprived of two registration periods by the Court of Arbitration for Sports, and Carteron used the players returning from the loan, led by Mustafa Fathi, who returned from Smouha, and Omar Al-Saeed. Return from El Gouna.
Carteron called on the players to repeat the victory over Tusker at the beginning of the African journey to gain a huge moral boost at the start of the new season, in order to resolve the African qualification for the group stage.
It is expected that Zamalek will play the match with a formation consisting of .. Mohamed Abu Jabal in the goalkeeper, in the defense Mahmoud Al-Wansh, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fattouh and Hamza Al-Mathlouthi, in the middle .. Tariq Hamed, Imam Ashour, Ahmed Sayed Zizou and Youssef Obama Ashraf bin Sharqi, and in the attack .. Seif Al-Din Al-Jaziri.
On the other hand, the Kenyan Tusker seeks to compensate for his loss against the star-studded Zamalek and the search for the African crown, absent from the White Castle since 2002, and the Kenyan Tusker participated in five previous versions of the African Champions League, and the current version is his sixth participation, and Tusker succeeded in reaching the round of 32 On 3 occasions, he was eliminated from the preliminary round on two occasions.
As for his confrontations with Zamalek, the two teams met only on one occasion in 2005 before the match last Saturday, when Tusker qualified for the 32nd round of the African Champions League to meet Zamalek in that, on the other hand, Zamalek met with Kenyan clubs in 15 matches in various African championships, The white team lost only two matches, while Zamalek won 12 matches and drew in one match.
Tusker has won the Kenyan League on 12 occasions, the team has also won the Kenya President’s Cup four times, and the Kenyan Super Cup on two occasions.
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