LIVE: Hassania Agadir v Zamalek | African Confederation Cup | April 7th, 2019
Time: 21:00 Cairo local time
Venue: Le Grand Stade Agadir, Agadir
Referee: Sadok Selmi
Zamalek, missing two of their key players, said they are out for a win away from home as they face Morocco’s Hassania Agadir in the first leg of the African Confederation Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
The White Knights will be missing the spark of winger Mahmoud Kahraba, one of their standout performers this season who is apparently injured, although reports suggested that he was left out for disciplinary reasons.
Tunisia’s in-form central midfielder Ferjani Sassi, a close-season arrival who has quickly become a fan favourite due to his neat threaded passes and all-round displays, is also absent due to automatic suspension.
Although Zamalek’s squad largely lack creativity, coach Christian Gross will still count on their discipline to stifle Agadir, who qualified for the quarters after finishing second in Group A behind compatriots RS Berkane.
Zamalek are buoyed by their 1-0 victory over Smouha in the Egyptian Premier League last week, which snapped a three-match winless run and helped them restore a two-point lead over second-placed Ahly.
They are targeting a treble of league, cup and Confederation Cup triumph this term. They have never won Africa’s secondary club competition.