Handball: A warm welcome home for African champions Zamalek

Eslam Omar, Monday 31 Oct 2011

Fans gathered at Cairo airport to greet the team on their return from Nigeria where their defeated Tunisia’s Etoile Sportive du Sahel

Zamalek's fans celebrate with them team (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Zamalek handball team received a warm welcome when they arrived at Cairo airport on Monday morning after winning their seventh African Championship title in Nigeria on Sunday.

The Whites defeated Tunisia’s Etoile Sportive du Sahel 27-24, in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Hundreds of the Cairo-based club’s hardcore fans, the Ultras White Knights, gathered at the airport at dawn, despite the cold temperature, to celebrate the victory.

Players like Hassan Yousry, Ahmed El-Ahmer and Risha received a special welcome because of their outstanding performances during the tournament.

Zamalek, which also won the African Cup Winners Cup in April, will meet Etoile Sportive du Sahel again in the African Super Cup.

Their archrivals Ahly, ended fifth after beating Algeria’s Skikda 27-24 on Saturday.      

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