Zamalek rest 10 key players till end of season after snagging league title

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 24 Aug 2022

Zamalek’s Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira has decided to rest 10 of the team’s players until the end of the season after winning the Egyptian Premier League title for the second consecutive season, the club announced late on Tuesday.

Zamalek players celebrate after winning the 14th and second league titles in a row


The Cairo giants were crowned champions for the 14th time with three games to spare when nearest challengers Pyramids lost 1-0 to Future FC on Monday.

On Tuesday, Zamalek drew 1-1 at home to Ittihad of Alexandria amid a festive atmosphere at Cairo International Stadium.

According to Zamalek’s official website, skipper Mahmoud Shikabala, defender Mahmoud 'El-Wensh' Hamdi, defender Ahmed Fatouh, defender Hossam Abdel-Maguid and winger Ahmed Zizo will all have a rest until 2 September.

Also, Tunisian fullback Hamza Mathlouthi, Tunisian striker Seifeddine Jaziri, midfielder Mohamed Ashraf, midfielder Emam Ashour and defender Mohamed Abdel-Ghani are on the rested players list.

The 10 rested players will rejoin the team on 2 September, just a week ahead of facing Saudi side Al-Hilal in the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup.

Zamalek still have two games in hand in the Egyptian league as they will face Masry on 26 August before facing Eastern Company four days later.

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