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Champions Zamalek draw with Wadi Degla in season final

Zamalek receives league trophy as 2015 Egyptian champions

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 3 Aug 2015
Zamalek players
Zamalek players (Photo: Zamalek official Facebook page)
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Newly crowned Egyptian Premier League champions Zamalek were given a guard of honour by Wadi Degla players ahead of their scoreless draw on Monday in the final match of the season.

The Whites ended an 11-year drought after clinching their 12th League title a week ago, beating off competition from rivals and title-holders Ahly who were eyeing their ninth successive title and 38th overall.

The single point earned from the draw with Degla saw Zamalek end the competition leading the league table with a record 87 points from 38 matches, eight ahead of Ahly.

Due to Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira opting to rest some of his key players ahead of next week's African Confederation Cup game, Zamalek lacked spark in front of goal in the first half against Degla.

The Cairo giants intensified their attack in the last 15 minutes from the break thanks to a dynamic duo in Basem Morsi and Mostafa Fathi, but in vain.

Zamalek players fought fiercely throughout the whole second half to reach the goal, but they failed to carve spaces in Degla's compact defence.

The title crowning is a morale boost for the Egyptian champions ahead of their trip to Congo to face the Leopards next Sunday in their continental challenge.

Zamalek already took a huge stride towards booking a semi-final berth at the Confederation Cup after claiming their third group-stage win with an easy 2-0 victory over the Leopards at Cairo's Petrosport Stadium last week.

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