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Zamalek to include new sextet in squad for tough African competition

The Whites recently offloaded nine players and signed another nine, in preparation for their African Confederation Cup clashes and next season's domestic competition

Eslam Omar , Thursday 6 Aug 2015
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Zamalek players celebrate after scoring against Congo's Leopards (Photo: Ahmed Hassan)
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Zamalek technical staff have picked six newly-signed players to join their African Confederation Cup squad.

"Portuguese manager Jesualdo Ferreira has named six players for the African squad including- Mohamed Adel, Mohamed Ibrahim [former Martimo playmaker], Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim [former ENPPI midfielder], Ahmed Hamoudi [former Basel midfielder], Moahmed Salem [former Arab Contractors striker] and Ahmed Mekki [former Haras El-Hodoud attacker]," Zamalek stated on their official website on Wednesday.

The Whites recently offloaded nine players and signed another nine amid their preparations for the rest of the season and beyond.

"The registration will still be open until 13 August. We will take our time and all options are still available before we decide on our final 25-man squad," the Cairo giants assistant coach Ismael Youssef said.

Zamalek are still in celebration mode after winning their first Egyptian Premier League title since 2004.

They are heading to Congo to meet the Leopards on Sunday in the fourth round of the Africa Confederation Cup group stage.

Zamalek are on top Group B, having picked up maximum points from three victories over South Africa's Orlano Pirates, Tunisian team Sfaxian and the Leopards.

Their arch-rivals Ahly are defenders of the cup, leading Group A with seven points after having defeated two Tunisian teams- Esperance and second-placed Etoile du Sahel. Etoile du Sahel are on six points, but were held to a draw by Stade Malien. Ahly will face Etoile du Sahel on Saturday in Tunisia.

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