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Derby fever: What the media had to say about the Cairo derby

Cairo Derby

The 109th Derby between Zamalek and Al Ahly is set to kick-off at 18:00 CLT on Thursday,  KingFut brings you what the Egyptian media had to say about the illustrious encounter.


Al-Ahram El-Reyady

cairo derby media

Set your alarm to six’ o clock and don’t leave home

Tonight is the 109th derby between Zamalek and Al Ahly in the Air Defense Stadium

Deep-lying players are the key to both Salah and Garrido, is it going to be White or Red?



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VIDEO: Fans prefer Medhat Shalaby over Ahmed Shobeir in the derby

The Egyptian Clasico: Years of hegemony and drought

Mokhtar Mokhtar: Freedom to Trezeguet…’jail’ to Hefni

Al Masry Al Youm

Cairo Derby media

Tarek El-Sayed: Left flank is Zamalek’s main worry in the derby

Mohamed Shawky: The derby isn’t as strong as it used to be

Beshir El-Tabei: Any 11 Zamalek players can defeat Al Ahly

Garrido explains player mistakes against Tala’a El-Gaish and Petrojet ahead of Zamalek clash

Garrido warns Al Ahly players about Ayman Hefni



al watan


Derby 109: The league awaits excitement

Hazem Emam: Zamalek’s main issue is mentality, which can act as a double-edged sword

Mohamed Youssef: Al Ahly in bad condition, but experience is in their favour

Minister of Sports: The game is just like any other, and I won’t watch it.

Predicted XIs

cairo derby lineups


Zamalek: Shennawy; Omar Gaber, Ali Gabr, Dewidar, Tolba; Tawfik, Ibrahim Salah, Ayman Hefni, Ahmed Eid; Ahmed Aly, Bassem Morsi.


Al Ahly: Awad; Bassem Ali, Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Sabri Rahil; Ashour, Mohamed Rizk; Trezeguet, El-Said, Soliman; Meteb.



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Video Report: The reasons Zamalek have lost against Al Ahly for 176 months

Derby battles: Walid Soliman vs. Ibrahim Salah

Hassan El Mistikawy: Al Ahly and Zamalek for the 216th time?

Derby battles: Ayman Hefni vs. Hossam Ashour

Video: Zamalek eager to defeat Al Ahly in the 109th league derby


Tonight Zamalek seek revenge against Al Ahly

Youm El-7

Officials visit pyramids before kick-off

Zamalek vs. Al Ahly: The silent derby

Breaking the Al Ahly curse is what Salah has to do in order to remain as Zamalek head coach

Al Ahly fanatic and Italian football aficionado. Working on a degree in Business Administration at the American University in Cairo.

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