CAF sets date for Zamalek’s second Champions League test

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 1 Feb 2022

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has informed Egyptian side Zamalek that their second game of the African Champions League group stage against Angola’s Sagrada Esperanca will be played on 19 February.

File Photo: Zamalek players in action during the match with Raja Casablanca in CAF. photo courtesy of CAF official website.

“The Sagrada Esperanca game will be played on 19 February away in Angola,” read a short statement by Zamalek late on Monday.

In late January, the African football governing body informed the Cairo giants that their Champions League group stage opening game against Angolan rivals Atletico Petroleos will be played on 12 February.

Zamalek was drawn in Group D of the group stage alongside GD Sagrada Esperança (Angola), Atletico Petroleos (Angola), and Wydad AC (Morocco).

Five-time African champions Zamalek were eliminated from the group stage of the last edition.

Meanwhile, Zamalek’s archrivals and holders Ahly were drawn in Group A alongside Al-Merrikh (Sudan), Al-Hilal (Sudan), and Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa).

The Reds’ opening match will be against Al-Merrikh on 5 March.

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