Zamalek unfazed by absences, vow to clinch Confederation Cup

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 May 2024

Zamalek defenders Hossam Abdel-Meguid and midfielder Ahmed Hamdi expressed confidence ahead of the Confederation Cup final return leg against RS Berkane, despite an away defeat in the first leg.



The White Knights will host the Moroccan side at Cairo Stadium on Sunday, trailing 2-1 on aggregate.

"We're focused on following the technical staff's instructions and aim to win the title for the fans. Zamalek has a strong squad, and any player will give their all," Abdel-Meguid said downplaying concerns about missing players.

Ahmed Hamdi, who joined the club in January, hopes to lift his first trophy with Zamalek.

"The first half of the first leg wasn't our best, but we showed character in the second half. We're determined to win for the fans. We've studied the opponent and are focused on achieving victory," he said.

Midfielder Mohamed "Roqa" Ashraf emphasized the importance of home advantage.

"We're 100 percent ready, and the home crowd will be our weapon. We'll press high throughout the game. With all due respect to RS Berkane, we won't let them win on our turf. The players understand the significance of this final match, and we'll give everything to win it," he declared. 

Zamalek needs a one-goal victory to claim their second Confederation Cup title.

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