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Zamalek coach promises fans with league, Super Cup titles

Zamalek tasted their first defeat of the season against rivals Ahly in the Cairo derby on Thursday

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Dec 2016
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Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi (Photo: Ahram Sport)

Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi promises club fans to compensate the recent loss to rivals Ahly by winning both the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Super Cup titles.

Ahly maintained a nine-year unbeaten league run against Zamalek after claiming a thoroughly deserved 2-0 Cairo derby win on Thursday.

"The league's title race is still open. I promise to reconcile fans by beating Ahly in the Super Cup match," Helmi was quoted as saying by Zamalek's official website on Friday.

"The start will be in the Super Cup. We will win there and continue our campaign by winning the league title," he added.

Thursday's loss was the first for Zamalek this season while Ahly remained unbeaten in 17 matches.

Ahly, who lost to Zamalek in two consecutive Egypt Cup finals, currently lead the Egyptian league table with 45 points, 11 ahead of rivals and third placed Zamalek who still have two games in hand.

Both sides will not play any games until they meet again in the Egypt Super Cup in February as the league will stop for more than a month due to Egypt's participation in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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