The runner-up and the African Champions, Pacheco’s debut achievement with Zamalek |


Cairo – Jimmy Pacheco, the coach of Zamalek, expressed his happiness at achieving his first goals with the white team after assuming the task decisively and ranking in the Egyptian League. Zamalek beat Ismaily 3-1 in the last round of the league, to confirm his participation, with Al-Ahly, the champion of the competition, in the next edition of the African Champions League. Pacheco said in the press conference for the match, “We tried to manage things in the best way, and the Ismaili match was not easy, but the guests gave a good match and put us in difficult situations.” “The team was characterized by discipline and achieved the goal of the match, and everyone knows that the pressure of the matches is great, which created a state of stress, but the players have taken on the responsibility and pressure and therefore deserve thanks,” he added. He pointed out that the pressure and stress behind the injury of the duo, Abdullah Jumaa and Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wanish”.

“I trust the possibility of the duo returning and joining the Moroccan Raja next Sunday,” in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-finals. He continued, “We are preparing strongly to meet hope and prepare the best solutions, and I do not know anything about any crises related to the management of the club. The team is working hard to prepare for the semi-finals of the Champions League and we are working to make the fans happy.” He confirmed that Islam Jaber successfully performed in the role of substitute for Abdullah Jumaa as a left-back, hoping that Jumaa would be available in the Raja meeting. Pacheco praised the emerging players in the white team, stressing that they are “the future of Zamalek.”

The suffering of the team

The curse of injuries complicates the coach’s job

Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wensh, Zamalek defender, increased the suffering of his team in the back line before facing Moroccan Raja, scheduled for the first of next November. Zamalek will host its rival Moroccan Raja next Sunday in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, after winning the first leg without a response at the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca. Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wensh was injured in his team’s match against Ismaily, putting the coaching staff in a major dilemma before the Raja campaign. The Zamalek medical apparatus headed by Muhammad Osama revealed that Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wensh had undergone radiation on Tuesday afternoon, which significantly determined the size of his injury. The medical apparatus of Zamalek decides the winch’s position from participating in the Moroccan Raja meeting, according to what radiographs reveal of the player’s injury. The medical apparatus seeks to expedite the preparation of its defense before confronting hope, as it constitutes a basic pillar of its line of defense.

What adds to the suffering of the Zamalek defense line is the recent injury that Mahmoud Alaa suffered with anxiety in the knee’s inner ligament during the border guards confrontation in the Premier League competition. The medical apparatus announced its attempts to prepare Mahmoud Alaa for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Morocco’s Raja, but he missed the match due to his inability to participate in group training. The coaching staff, led by Jimmy Pacheco, is afraid that Mahmoud Alaa will not be able to return to football training during the next few days, which may prevent him from participating in the return leg. The international defender continued his qualifying training during the past few days, stressing his inability to participate in the last Ismaili confrontation, in which Al-Abyad won three goals to one.

Al-Ahly and Zamalek teams included participation in the next edition of the African Champions League for football as representatives of Egyptian football

Zamalek’s technical staff is afraid of the idea of ​​relying on the duo, Mohamed Abdel-Ghani and Mohamed Abdel-Salam, as two defense hearts, instead of Mahmoud Alaa and Mahmoud Al-Wensh. The first white fears that they did not participate together in the matches came to a large extent, which erases the tone of harmony between them, as well as the absence of Mohamed Abdel Salam from Zamalek matches for a long time, which makes him lose sensitivity to play and withstand pressure. The technical staff hopes to quickly equip the duo, Mahmoud Alaa and Mahmoud Al-Wensh, or at least one of them, to neighboring Mohamed Abdelghani in the return leg in front of Moroccan hope.

And the board of directors of Raja Casablanca chose, next Friday, the date to travel to Egypt. The African Union was forced to postpone the match to the first of November, due to the high number of Raja players infected with Corona virus. The injured players continue to be treated and quarantined, and coach Jamal Al-Salami hopes that the largest number of players will recover before traveling to Cairo, especially since 14 of them were infected with the virus.

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Within the Al-Ahly and Zamalek teams, participating in the next edition of the African Champions League as representatives of Egyptian football. Al-Ahly won the Egyptian League title this season and for the 42nd time in its history, and Zamalek qualified after guaranteeing the competition’s title with 68 points, after deducting 3 points from its balance, due to its withdrawal against Al-Ahmar in the first round match of the league. Pyramids, runners-up to the African Confederation, will participate in the same tournament next season, after finishing third in the Egyptian League. And the Arab Contractors secured fourth place to play in the Confederation as well, to reappear continually after an absence of 15 years. The Football Association announced earlier that it would rely on the Egyptian League standings to determine the qualified teams for the African championships, regardless of the results of the Egyptian Cup.

The Burj Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria is close to hosting the African Champions League final, scheduled for November 6. According to sources within the Confederation of African Football and the assurances of the coordinator of the broadcasting rights carrier, Hamada Shady, the meeting will take place at the Burj Al Arab stadium, not in Cairo stadium. Cairo Stadium hosted the semi-final second leg of the Champions League, between Al-Ahly and its Moroccan guest, Wydad, which was won by the first (3-1), and will also host the Zamalek and Raja match in the second leg of the same round, next Sunday. The draw had resulted in the establishment of the Champions League final in Egypt, if an Egyptian team and a Moroccan team qualified, after it was decided earlier to hold it in Egypt, if Al-Ahly and Zamalek were the final parties.


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