What they said after Zamalek's derby win over Ahly

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

Following their thrilling 2-1 triumph over Ahly on Monday, Zamalek players, club president, and fans celebrated their victory over their archrivals at Cairo's International Stadium.



The White Knights secured their first league win over Ahly in four years, courtesy of Tunisian striker Seif Jaziri's impressive brace.

Ahram Online collected reactions from players and technical staff members in the aftermath of the long-awaited victory:

Veteran midfielder Abdallah El-Said

"The match was challenging, but we maintained full focus to secure the win. Our motivation lies in making a strong comeback in the league race, as we always strive to claim all the trophies.”

“We dedicate this victory to the loyal Zamalek fans who provide continuous support."

Tunisian striker Seifeddine Jaziri

"It was a difficult match, but we knew how to halt their advances. Thank God we emerged victorious and obtained the crucial three points. 

“When you play for a prestigious club like Zamalek, you compete in every tournament. Now, our attention shifts to the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup. Our joy knows no bounds.”

Zamalek’s President Hussein Labib

"We deserved to win the derby, and defeating Ahly is a testament to our fans' loyalty. This victory has restored confidence in both the players and the technical staff.”

“Zamalek deserved the triumph from the first half, as we had the upper hand for most of the game. I was optimistic about securing the victory.”

“The league is a long journey, and we still can compete for it." 

Midfielder Seif Gaafar

“Thank God for the victory. Ahly are a great club, and this win carries immense importance for us.”

“Zamalek boast a talented squad that rises to the occasion, and the better team emerged triumphant. Towards the end of the game, we squandered numerous scoring opportunities that could have increased the margin.”

Veteran defender Omar Gaber

"Ahly are a formidable team with exceptional players. Defeating them was crucial for our ascent in the league standings. We are committed to bringing joy to the Zamalek fans in the upcoming period.”

Goalkeeper Mohamed Awad

“I congratulate the fans, the management, the technical staff, and the players. We played under great pressure in the previous games. The players were focused on the game and this win will help us in the coming period.”

“I want to thank our fans, who always support me during the hard times, and I promise them that we will focus on the upcoming matches.”

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