This is the first time that the African Champions League final is held in Africa between two teams from one country, and the genie aspires to win the ninth title in its history, while Zamalek hopes to win the sixth star in its history.
The Al-Ahly and Zamalek match takes place amid difficult circumstances due to the Corona virus, which deprived the two poles of 6 players. Al-Ahly has been deprived of the trio of Diang, Saleh Juma and Walid Suleiman, while Zamalek will be absent from Abdullah Jumah and Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wanch” and Yusef Obama, and these absences caused confusion for both South Africans Pizzo Mosimani is the coach of Al-Ahly and the Portuguese coach, Pacheco, Zamalek.
The Al-Ahly and Zamalek match was the focus of the Arab newspapers, which dedicated headlines and columns as one of the matches that enjoy a high viewership in the Arab world and the brown continent.
The Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper said under the headline, “The two teams give Egypt the 15th trophy … Al-Ahly and Zamalek … an exceptional final.”
Meanwhile, the Moroccan newspaper Al-Tourba was interested in the participation of Moroccan duo Ashraf Bin Sharqi and Mohamed Onajem with Zamalek under the title “Bin Sharqi and Unagem conclude their preparations with Zamalek for the African Champions League final”
The Saudi newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, highlighted the match under the heading “A historic African final between Al-Ahly and Zamalek. They face the Champions Cup amid the slogan “No to fanaticism”
While the Emirati newspaper “Al-Ittihad” headlined the Al-Ahly and Zamalek match, Al-Ahly and Zamalek, the struggle over the “Black Princess”