LIVE: Etoile du Sahel v Zamalek SC | CAF Confederation Cup 2019
Match K.O. at 21:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)
Venue: Stade Olympique De Sousse, Sousse
Referee: Jean-Jacques Ndala Ngambo
First leg result: Zamalek 1-0 Etoile du Sahel
Christian Gross’ future as coach of Zamalek might hinge on whether the club can win their maiden Confederation Cup title as they face Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel in a crucial clash in the semi-final second leg on Sunday.
The White Knights are fighting on three fronts under the Swiss boss this season but their recent form has been alarming, with their fans fearing the club could finish the season empty-handed.
They threw away a seven-point lead on top of the Egyptian Premier League table to allow perennial rivals Ahly to leapfrog them in the crucial part of the season.
On the continental front, Zamalek are in a better possession after they secured a 1-0 win over Etoile in the first-leg in Alexandria, but their below-par displays remain a cause of concern.
Gross has been under pressure, with Zamalek’s firebrand chairman Mortada Mansour, who is known for his fiery comments, publicly criticizing his selections.
Reports also suggested that talks between Gross and Zamalek to extend his contract are not going well, although the club were quick to dismiss such news.