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RS Berkane coach admits Zamalek game difficulty, praises Omar Salah

RS Berkane coach admits Zamalek game difficulty, praises Omar Salah


RS Berkane manager  has praised Zamalek goalkeeper Omar Salah and has expressed his delight following the first-leg victory.

The Whites fell to an away 1-0 defeat to Morocco’s RS Berkane after a 93rd-minute winner from Togo international Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba.

READ: Gross promises to win Confederation Cup title following first-leg defeat

Zamalek now need to win by a two-goal margin at Borg El-Arab next Sunday in order to secure the title, while a draw will be enough for RS Berkane.

“Thank god for the result and the goal. We needed to have a slight advantage before heading to Egypt,” Jaouani told beIN Sports after the game.

Third choice goalkeeper Omar Salah had to start for Zamalek in Morocco and the 21-year-old excelled, which made Jaouani shower him with praise.

“We did everything we could, and the Zamalek goalkeeper stopped us from scoring at least two more goals. We now have a big game waiting for us in Egypt,” Jaouani said.

“I thank the fans for their support from the first minute. It was a tough game, but thank god for the victory. We will fight in the return-leg to gift the fans the title,” he added.

The return-leg will take place at Borg El-Arab, Alexandria next Sunday, May 26, with 30,000 fans expected to attend the final showdown.

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