Zamalek beat Ahly in the African Super Cup (Photo: Ahram)
Zamalek snatched a dramatic 28-27 victory over Cairo rivals Ahly on Friday to win the African Super Cup and qualify for next month's IHF Super Globe.
Yehia El-Deraa's powerful shot with only three seconds remaining gave Zamalek a precious victory as they swept to a third consecutive African Super Cup title.
Ahly led 16-14 at halftime and the second half was a closely-fought affair, with both sides trading punches until the final moments.
Zamalek were awarded a foul at the death and the ball was passed back to El-Deraa, whose bullet left Ahly keeper Mohamed El-Tayar with no chance.
The Champions League winners also defeated perennial rivals Ahly in the previous two Super Cup editions in 2018 and 2019. The competition was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zamalek took their tally to seven Super Cup triumphs, just two behind record winners GS Petroliers of Algeria.
The White Knights will take part in the Super Globe, which takes place in Saudi Arabia from 5-9 October, for the second consecutive time and the fifth overall.
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