Last Update 14:22
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Hamed, Alaa and Boutaib fit for Zamalek's derby against Ahly

On Tuesday, Zamalek's Tunisian fullback Hamdi Nagguez was also cleared fit for Saturday's derby at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium after recovering from his muscular injury

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 27 Mar 2019
Zamalek's Tarek Hamed
Views: 1260
Views: 1260

Zamalek's trio Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Alaa and Khalid Boutaib are fit to boost the team in Saturday's anticipated league derby against rivals Ahly, according to team manager Amir Mortada.

Midfielder Hamed and defender Alaa were injured in Egypt's 1-0 loss to Nigeria in a friendly match on Tuesday, while striker Boutaib also picked up a knock in Morocco's recent 1-0 friendly loss against Argentina.

"We have spoken to the national team's doctor and both players are ready for the derby," Amir was quoted as saying by the club's official website.

"Khalid Boutaib is also available for the match as scans revealed that his injury in the game against Argentina isn't serious," he added.

Ahly and Zamalek will meet at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium in a postponed match that could define the season.

On Tuesday, Zamalek's Tunisian fullback Hamdi Nagguez was cleared fit for Saturday's match after recovering from his muscular injury.

Leaders Zamalek failed to restore their four-point lead at the top of the Egyptian Premier League after being held to a 2-2 draw with Arab Contractors on Wednesday. Ahly thrashed Petrojet 4-0 in their last league match on 4 March.

Ahly currently lie second on the league table with 51 points from 22 matches, just two behind Zamalek.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.