HANDBALL: Sporting Club of Alexandria beat Zamalek to lift Egypt Cup
sporting club of alexandria have lifted the egypt Cup title after beating league champions Zamalek in the final on Friday night.
Zamalek were coming off a crucial win against arch-rivals al ahly, which gifted them their 19th league title.
Meanwhile, Sporting had a great run in the Egypt Cup, having surprisingly knocked out Al Ahly in the quarter-finals, before overcoming Heliopolis in the semi-finals.
Despite many considering Zamalek as huge favourites for the game, the Whites Knights were struggling from the get-go, and were trailing by three goals for the majority of the first-half.
They then ended the first-half behind 16-12.
Despite their efforts to come back into the game in the second-half, Sporting Club of Alexandria's defensive prowess didn't allow them to reduce the deficit.
The game finally ended in the Alexandrian side's favour 33-30, which marked Sporting's first domestic cup title in their history.
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