LIVE TV: El Entag v El Zamalek | Egyptian League 2017/18
Match K.O. at 20:15 Cairo Local time (GMT+2)
Venue: Al-Salam Stadium, Cairo
Referee: Ahmed ElGhandour
A new Egyptian Premier League season kicked off on Friday, with domestic clubs likely to bear the brunt of another hectic schedule this time around following last season’s 10-month-long campaign.
All eyes will be on a new-look Zamalek side who visit El-Entag El-Harby at Cairo’s El-Salam Stadium on Saturday.
Having failed to win a single title last season, finishing third in the league, the Zamalek board was keen to bolster the team with a host of new signings more than ever.
The result was a total of 15 players signed by Zamalek in the close season, in addition to another five who returned following loan stints at other clubs.
Most notable was the signing of foreign forwards Kabongo Kasongo, Benjamin Acheampong and Razack Cisse, alongside midfielders Ahmed Daouda, Ahmed Magdi, Ahmed ‘Kabroria’ and Salah Ashour.
The Zamalek fans will also be keen to see what changes newly-appointed manager Nebosja Jovovic would introduce in their team’s style of play, even though the Montenegrin boss has taken charge of the first training just less than a week ago.
And with the five-time African champions enjoying an abundance of players in every position now, the club’s supporters would be interested to see how their team would now line up against Entag, as they bid to return to the winning podium this season.