LIVE: Zamalek v Al Masry | Egyptian League | JAN 24th 2018
Match K.O. at 20:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2)
Venue: Borg El-Arab stadium, Alexandria
Referee: Mohamed Farouk
Zamalek face Masry in a derby Egyptian Premier League game.
Egypt’s all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan, who is managing Masry, infuriated Zamalek’s outspoken chairman Mortada Mansour earlier this month when he appeared to mock the White Knights’ 3-0 Cairo derby defeat by Ahly.
Speaking after Masry conceded an extra-time goal to lose 1-0 to Ahly in the Egyptian Super Cup, Hassan said: “We would never lose to Ahly 3-0 like Zamalek.”
His words prompted an angry response from Mansour, who rebuked Hassan and insisted that the former iconic striker “would never have any future roles at Zamalek”, the club that Hassan led to a host of titles as a player in the early 2000s before managing them for two unsuccessful spells.
Zamalek’s previous league meeting with Masry, which ended in a 2-1 win for the Cairo club in September, was also overshadowed by a tantrum from the fiery-tempered Hassan
Al Masry are third in the league table with 34 points, two ahead of fifth-placed Zamalek.