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MATCH PREVIEW: Zamalek host Wydad Casablanca in search of their sixth African title

Photo: Zamalek SC

Photo: Zamalek SC

Zamalek will host Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League semifinal, as the White Knights are seeking to grab their sixth African title, 14 years after their last one.

Date : September 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM (CLT)
Competition: Champions League, Semi Final
Stadium: Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria,

Zamalek, who qualified as the second team in group B, will host Wydad Casablanca, who finished in first place of group . The White Knights know they are facing a tough test to prove themselves at home, as Wydad Casablanca’s last match in Egypt ended in a goalless draw against Al Ahly.

Zamalek will be looking to earn a positive result from their home fixture as they know it won’t be easy in Morocco. The preparations from the White Knights camp is intense, as they are looking forward to providing a high offensive display with cautious defensive tactics.

Zamalek SC will be highly focused on not conceding a goal at home in order to boost their chances of qualification. They will need to provide high pressure on their counterparts, as the Moroccan team has a very solid midfield that knows how to provide and assist their attacking line.

The White Knights will be looking to protect their makeshift back four with a compact midfield.

With key players like Ayman Hefny, Mostafa Fathim and Bassem Morsy in attack and Moruf Youssef and Shikabala on the bench, Zamalek has the quality to cause problems to Wydad’s defense.

Wydad Casablanca will come to Egypt looking to get a draw or steal a win, which will make things difficult for the Egyptians when they travel to Morocco.

Predicted Zamalek XI:

Ahmed El-Shennawy; Ali Fathi, Ali Gabr, Islam Gamal, Shawky El Said; Tarek Hamed, Ibrahim Salah, Ahmed Tawfik; Ayman Hefny, Mostafa Fathi, Bassem Morsi.



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