Zamalek coach confident of reaching Confed Cup final despite 'difficult' game against Dreams FC

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 27 Apr 2024

Zamalek coach Jose Gomes has expressed his team's readiness and determination ahead of their crucial encounter against Ghana's Dreams FC, on Sunday, in the second leg of the African Confederation Cup semi-final.

Zamalek coach Jose Gomes speaks during a press conference on Saturday 27 April, 2024. Photo courtesy of Zamalek.


Gomes emphasized the team's focus on winning and securing a place in the final.

"The game will be difficult, but we will play to win and secure our spot in the final. Qualifying for the final would be a fantastic achievement and a source of joy for our fans," he said during the pre-game press conference.

"Our target is to win the title, and we are fully focused on tomorrow's game. We will fight to secure a ticket for the final and return to Egypt victorious," he added.

Zamalek will be without their skipper Mahmoud 'Shikabala' Abdel-Razek who sustained a muscle injury while training in Ghana.

"Shikabala's absence is unfortunate news. He is a veteran player and a valuable asset to Zamalek," Gomes added.

On a positive note, The White Knights will receive a boost with the return of left-back Ahmed Fattouh, right-back Omar Gaber, and winger Ahmed 'Zizo' Sayed, who have recovered from their injuries.

After conceding a scoreless draw in Cairo, Zamalek will have to to avoid defeat in Ghana in order to secure a spot in the final.

Dreams FC have announced that the entrance for the large majority of the stadium will be free of charge in order to get a much needed boost to reach the final on their continental debut. 


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