Egyptian League Score: Enppi v Zamalek | September 1st 2018
Match K.O. at 21:00 Cairo local time
Venue: Petro Sport stadium, Cairo
Referee: Mohamed Maarouf
Zamalek will be looking to avert an early crisis when they meet Enppi in the Egyptian Premier League on Saturday, having been reminded of familiar troubles when they suffered a stunning defeat by a promoted side in their previous game.
The Cairo giants were joint leaders with seven points from three games before meeting Nogoom FC, the only side that are making their top-flight debut among the 18 clubs, last Monday.
Nogoom inflicted a shock loss on Zamalek, who struggled to break down a well-drilled defence to suffer a 1-0 defeat – their first of the season.
For all their high-profile summer signings, Zamalek hardly look anything close to a harmonious unit. Swiss coach Christian Gross is adopting firm attacking strategies but the scheme looked to have backfired against Nogoom, with the defence struggling to deal with any counter attacks.
Sometimes Zamalek also find it difficult to carve out openings, despite the array of attacking talents at Gross’ disposal.