LIVE: Zamalek v Enugu Rangers | African Champions League 03-12-2017
CAF Champions League Round of 32
Time: 18:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Al-Salam Stadium Cairo
Referee: Daniel Bennett
Zamalek host the Nigerian league champions at Cairo’s El-Salam Stadium at 18:00 Cairo Local Time.
Last season’s Champions League runners-up Zamalek will kick off their African campaign when they host Nigerian league holders Enugu Rangers in the competition’s round of 32 first leg at Cairo’s El-Salam Stadium on Sunday.
Having failed to clinch their sixth Champions League trophy when they succumbed to a 3-1 aggregate defeat to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns last season, Zamalek will be hoping things would go their way this time around.
Enugu Rangers’ name is quite familiar to Egyptian football fans, after the team famously ousted Ahly from the 2003 CAF Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 aggregate win.
However, the prospect of the Enugu-based side causing a similar upset against Ahly’s perennial rivals Zamalek seems far-fetched, given the Nigerians’ dismal domestic record of late – currently lying 16th of their 20-team league table.
Zamalek, on the other hand, are currently third in the Egyptian league standings, but their fate in the domestic competition seems to be surrounded by uncertainty after club chief Mortada Mansour announced they would forfeit the competition.