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Factbox: Raja v Zamalek (CAF Champions League semi-final)

All what you need to know about Raja and Zamalek before their African Champions League meeting on Sunday

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Oct 2020
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Head-to-head record

Played: 5 matches

Zamalek's wins: 3

Raja's wins: 1

Draws: 1

Zamalek info

Founded: 1911

Coach: Jaime Pacheco (Portugal)

Captain: Hazem Emam

Key players: Achraf Bencharki, Tarek Hamed, Mostafa Mohamed

Major titles: Egyptian Premier League (12 times), Egypt Cup (26 times), African Champions League (5 times - 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2002), African Confederation Cup (1 time - 2019), African Cup Winners' Cup (1 time - 2000)

Raja info

Founded: 1949

Coach: Jamal Sellami (Morocco)

Captain: Mohsine Moutouali

Key players: Mohsine Moutouali, Badr Banoun, Soufiane Rahimi

Major titles: Moroccan league (12 times), Moroccan Cup (8 times), African Champions League (3 times - 1989, 1997, 1999), African Confederation Cup (2 times - 2003, 2018)

What they said

Raja coach Jamal Sellami:

This is a very important game for us. We had just won the Moroccan League and now we must shift our attention to the continental mission. Games between teams from Morocco and Egypt are always tough and are decided by the smallest of details. I have high confidence in my players.

Zamalek coach Jaime Pacheco:

We played five games in 15 days and my players are exhausted, and hopefully this will not reflect on such an important game. We are facing the Moroccan champions, whom I congratulate on winning the league. We will show our character and ambition because our target is to reach the final.

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