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Etoile du Sahel coach optimistic ahead of Zamalek clash in Confederation Cup

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 May 2019
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Etoile du Sahel coach Roger Lemerre is confident his side can overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit when they host Zamalek in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final on Sunday.

The Tunisians are seeking to make the most of their home advantage as they entertain Zamalek at  Olympique Sousse Stadium.

"I am confident  that my players can secure a win and reach the final," Lemerre told the pre-game press conference.

The Cairo giants will miss midfield linchpin Ferjani Sassi, Moroccan striker Khalid Boutaib and right-back Hazem Emam due to injuries.

"I don’t think the absences will affect Zamalek as they have a strong squad," the veteran French boss added.

A first-half goal from Mahmoud Kahraba gave Zamalek a 1-0 win over Etoile at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium last week.

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