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HANDBALL: Zamalek edge out Espérance to reach African final

Photo: Zamalek official facebook page

Photo: Zamalek official facebook page

Zamalek are through to the final of the African Champions League, after beating Espérance Sportive de Tunis 34-33.

Zamalek finished the first half on top with a slight margin, leading 12-11. Espérance fought back in the second half, and managed to finish on a 25-25 tie, leading the game to the extra-time.

Espérance lead 27-26 in the first half of extra-time, then Zamalek managed to finish the second half 29-29. Third half went to Zamalek’s favour, who managed to lead 32-31.

The game was so tight between both teams but Zamalek finally succeeded to seal the game in the fourth half of extra-time with a one-point margin, edging Espérance 34-33.

Zamalek, who defeated Al Ahly in the quarter-final, play their 10th African Champions League final on Friday, against the winner of Egypt’s Sporting Club and Tunisia’s Club Africain.

Malak Hassouna is a French Baccalaureate graduate and currently a Political Sciences student, who was born and still lives in Cairo. She started playing volleyball at the age of 7 as a libero at the Shooting Club in Cairo. A hardcore Chelsea and Al Ahly fan, also a Roger Federer worshipper. She writes for various websites and blogs including KingFut, Chelseafc360 and Vavel UK.

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