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Preview: Egyptian league leaders Zamalek aim to put African disappointment behind them

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 16 Feb 2019
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Zamalek will be looking to put their disappointing start to their African Confederation Cup group-stage campaign behind them when they face struggling Enppi in the Egyptian Premier League at Cairo's Petrosport Stadium on Sunday.

Despite their superiority in the domestic competition, having won 15 and lost only once in 19 games so far this season to top the table with 48 points, they have made a stuttering start to their group in the Confederation Cup.

They have slumped to a stunning 4-2 defeat by Kenya's Gor Mahia in their opening game before conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw at home to Algeria's NA Hussein Dey.

"We have to get back to winning ways and concentrate on the coming domestic and African games," Zamalek manager Christian Gross told his players ahead of Enppi game.

Zamalek are on a great run of form in the league and they should find no difficulty brushing aside the fourth-from-bottom Enppi.

Enppi do not quite seem the same imposing side of the past, winning just four out of 21 games.

Zamalek will have key duo Mahmoud "Kahraba" Abdel-Moneim and midfield linchpin Tarek Hamed available after they missed the 1-0 win over Nofoom last week due to automatic suspension.

The Cairo giants crushed Enppi 4-1 in the reverse league fixture last September.

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