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Rwanda's Rayon Sports arrive in Cairo ahead of Zamalek test

Zamalek will open their CAF Confederation Cup campaign against Rwanda's Rayon Sports in Gouna on Sunday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Mar 2015
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Zamalek's Omar Gaber (Photo: Reuters)
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Rwanda's team Rayon Sports have arrived in Cairo early on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's match against Egypt's Zamalek in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Zamalek will host the Rwandan side in the first leg of the competition's Round of 32 in the Red Sea resort, Gouna.

It will be the first official test for Zamalek under the guidance of new Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira.

After beating Cameroon's Panthère du Ndé 2-0 on aggregate in the preliminaries, Rayon Sports qualified for the next round to face Cairo giants Zamalek.

Zamalek is competing in the Confederation Cup directly from the round of 32 as Egypt's Cup winners.

With the Egyptian league currently on hold following last month's Air Defence Stadium disaster, which saw 20 Zamalek fans killed as police used teargas to disperse fans ahead of a league game, the Whites prepared for their African campaign by staging a number of friendlies.

Ahead of the league suspension, Zamalek were leading the league table with 45 points, two clear of second-placed ENPPI.

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