Carteron announces Momen Zakaria is in CAF Champions League squad
After being named in the squad for next season’s Egyptian Premier League campaign, Momen Zakaria appears to be firmly in the plans of Patrice Carteron’s maiden Al Ahly squad for 2018-19 as the Red Devils attempt to go to the next level and reclaim the CAF Champions League title.
Zakaria spent the second half of last season on loan at Al Ahli Jeddah in which he particularly impressed in the AFC Champions League as he scored three goals in a team that topped a tough group ahead of Al Jazira, Al Gharafa and Tractor Sazi before getting knocked out in the round of 16 by Al Sadd.
Carteron, who made his name in African football with Mali and TP Mazembe before moving to Wadi Degla, is looking to push on from Al Ahly’s previous campaigns in the CAF Champions Leagues in which they recently lost a final to Wydad Casablanca, and the Frenchman believes Zakaria could be the man to make a difference.
Carteron is no stranger to the CAF Champions League as, in what is probably his finest achievement as a manager, his TP Mazembe side beat USM Alger convincingly to win the 2015 edition of the tournament.
Al Ahly continue their CAF Champions League campaign against Botswana’s surprise package Township Rollers on July 17th, as the Egyptian Premier League champions look to improve on the slow start to the competition which sees them on one point from their opening two games.
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