Zamalek 4-0 Kenya’s Gor Mahia | Match Highlights | VIDEO
Zamalek continued their resurgence in the African Confederation Cup to put themselves in pole position for a place in the last eight, crushing Kenya’s Gor Mahia 4-0 at home on Sunday to move top of Group D with one match remaining.
Two first-half goals from central defender Mahmoud Alaa, who made his comeback from injury, and deep-lying forward Youssef Ibrahim gave Zamalek a comfortable lead at the interval.
Ferjani Sassi and striker Omar El-Said netted two late goals to help Zamalek avenge a bitter 4-2 defeat at Gor Mahia in their opening group game, which was followed by a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey as the Cairo giants made a stuttering start.
They were also held to a 1-1 home draw by Petro Atletico before recovering with a 1-0 away win over the Angolans to haul themselves back into contention in a tight race in the group.
They now top the group with eight points, one ahead of Petro Atletico and NA Hussein Dey and two clear of Gor Mahia. Zamalek need only a draw in their last game away to NA Hussein Dey next week to seal their last-eight spot.