LIVE: Zamalek v El-Entag | Egyptian Premier League | FEB 15th 2017
Time: 19:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Petro Sports Stadium
Zamalek are 11 points behind leaders Ahly, albeit with two games in hand, and cannot afford to drop any points when they meet El-Entag El-Harby, who lie 13th in the 18-team league table.
Zamalek defeated arch-rivals Ahly on penalties following a 0-0 draw to win the Egyptian Super Cup in Abu Dhabi last week, with the victory giving them a timely boost as they chase the league title.
Hamed and Gabr were left out of Zamalek’s squad as coach Mohamed Helmi preferred to rest them, but those who are available are unlikely to face a stern test against El-Entag.
Winger Mahmoud Shikabala remains out of favour despite resolving his differences with the club but newly-arrived striker Hossam Salama, nicknamed Paolo, could make his Zamalek debut due to the suspension of main frontman Bassem Morsi.
Paolo, who joined Zamalek from Alexandria-based club Smouha in the January transfer window, finished as the league’s top scorer in the past two seasons.