Wait hours before the “historic” African final between Al-Ahly and Zamalek


Egyptian football fans separate hours from the decisive confrontation between Egyptian Zamalek and his fellow countryman in the final match of the African Champions League soccer championship at Cairo International Stadium, amid an atmosphere of anticipation and extreme sensitivity that dominates the fans of the two teams.

The African Champions League soccer final between Al-Ahly and Egypt’s Zamalek, with the slogan “No fanaticism,” will not be the first only between two teams from one country, but rather a fiery historical confrontation between two rivals from one city who dominated continental and local competitions.

Al-Ahly seeks to crown the title for the ninth time in its history and the first since 2013 in order to consolidate its record as the most important and strongest team winning the championship at the club level in the African continent, while Zamalek dreams of regaining the championship that has been absent from it for 18 years.

The last continental meeting between them was the African Super Cup, which was held in 1994 in South Africa, in which the Zamalek team won with a clean goal scored by Ayman Mansour against Ahmed Schubert. In a related context, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced yesterday (Thursday) the appointment of Algerian international referee Mostafa Ghorbal to manage the match. The official website of the Zamalek club said today, that Ghorbal will be assisted by Moroccan Radwan Jaid as a judge for video technology (FAR) and Zambian Jani Sikazwi as a fourth judgment.


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