Zamalek suffer heavy loss against CAPS United | VIDEO
Zamalek SC received a heavy defeat 3-1 against Zimbabwe’s champions CAPS United.
Going into the game looking for a win to improve their position ahead of the final home game against Ahli Tripoli, Zamalek were not helped by some sloppy finishing in front of goal and poor defending at the other end.
Arguably against the run of play, Ronald Pfumbidzai gave the home side the lead just one minute after the half-hour mark, before Stanley Ohawuchi leveled the scoring just one minute before half-time.
With now Zamalek back into the game and supposedly eyeing the winner, it was the Zimbabweans who scored twice through striker Abbas Amidu – who struck at death his side’s third.
Zamalek did not lose hope of qualifying though, with them having to wait till the final round as they should beat Ahli Tripoli, while hoping CAPS do not mount a surprise and beat USM Alger in Algiers.
Inacio Augusto’s men have now slipped to the bottom of their group on five points, one adrift of CAPS and three behind Ahli Tripoli and group leaders USM Alger.
Full-time: Caps United 3-1 Zamalek
Scorers: Pfumbidzai 31′, Amidu 75′, 90+1 / Ohawuchi 44′
Yellow cards: Tawfik 45+1, Amidu 76′
Caps United: P. Chigumba, H. Zvirekwi, C. Taitamba, R. Pfumbidzai, J. Jangano, T. Rusike (Nyamupfukudza 81′), R. Chitiyo, M. Muchenje, C. Munzabwa, P. Bamusi (Musarurwa 90+1), A. Amidu
Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shennawi; Mohamed Nassef (Mostafa Fathi 80′), Ali Gabr, Mahmoud Hamdi, Shawki El-Said (Salah Riko 65′), Ibrahim Salah (Ayman Hefni 40′), Ahmed Tawfik, Maarouf Yussuf, Shikabala, Stanley Ohawuchi, Hossam Salama
Venue: Harare National Sports Stadium
Referee: Helder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)