Zamalek determined to win Super Cup title, says coach Ferreira

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 27 Oct 2022

Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira said on Thursday that his team are determined to win the 2021/2022 Super Cup title when they face rivals Ahly in Abu Dhabi at 19:00, Cairo local time (GMT+2) on Friday.

Jesualdo Ferreira
Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira

 

“We are determined to win the title. We will do our best to march on in the winning ways,” Ferreira told the pre-game press conference.

“We are preparing for the Super Cup game like any match we played before but the different thing this time is that we will play before big number of fans,” the Zamalek coach added.

“Finals are won, not played,” Ferreira said.

Zamalek will have to make do in the game without first choice defender Mahmoud El-Wensh, who sustained a knee injury during a league game last week.

“El-Wensh is an important player in the team’s squad but we will… do our best to keep the same performance,” the Portuguese coach added.

Ferreira promised to avoid the same mistakes his team made in the 2015 Egyptian Super Cup, when they lost 3-2 to Ahly under his leadership.

“I remember when we introduced a superb performance in the first half of that game and took the 1-0 lead but finally the opponents succeeded to win the game,” Ferreira said.

Zamalek target triple

Zamalek winger Ahmed ‘Zizo’ Sayed stressed that his team's goal is to win the Egypt Super Cup trophy against Ahly to achieve last season's triple titles.

The Whites secured the double last season by winning the Egyptian Premier League title and Egypt Cup trophy.

“We are here as the League and Cup winners and we are working to achieve the triple,” Zizo told a press conference.

“We will do our best to make a history as it would be the first time in the team’s history to win the three trophies,” the Zamalek star added.

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