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

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Nov 2020

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

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: Mahmoud Shikabala

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:

Zamalek is a tough opponent but we will score in Egypt and we will beat them. I know that the game will be tough for us but we are ready for all challenges. My team is not fit physically fit in comparison with Zamalek but I have many experienced players who are capable of making the difference in any moment during the game.

Zamalek coach Jaime Pacheco:

The decision to postpone the game won't affect our concentration as we are ready to play at anytime. CAF's decision will only motivate our players to get the win. We are fully concentrated on the task ahead.

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