Zamalek head to Saudi Arabia ahead of Arab Cup

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 23 Jul 2023

Cairo Giants Zamalek headed on Sunday to Saudi Arabia ahead of participating in King Salman's Clubs Cup (the Arab Cup) that will kick of on Thursday.

File Photo: Hilal s players celebrate winning the Lusail Super Cup football match between Saudi Arabia s Al-Hilal and Egypt s Zamalek at the Lusail Stadium on the outskirts of Qatar s capital Doha on September 9, 2022. AFP


Zamalek were drawn in Group C alongside Tunisian side US Monastir, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Shabab and Al-Nasr.

The White Knights will kick off their group stage campaign by facing US Monastir on Friday before taking on Al-Shabab three days later and finally they will face Al-Nassr on 3 August.

Defender Mahmoud Alaa is reportedly the prominent absentee in Zamalek’s travelling squad to Saudi Arabia as medical scans revealed he will be sidelined for 10 days at least due to a foot injury.

Zamalek are Egypt's only representatives in the tournament after Ahly withdrew, and Talae El-Gaish were knocked out in the playoff round by Ittihad of Libya.

The tournament winner will receive $6 million.

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