LIVE: RS Berkane v Zamalek SC | 2019 CAF Confederation Cup FINAL
Time: 12:00 AM Cairo Local Time | 6:00 PM ET (Canada-USA)
Venue: El Nalady Berkane Stadium | Morocco
Egypt’s Zamalek are desperate to end a long barren run in African competitions as they meet Morocco’s RS Berkane in the first leg of the Confederation Cup final away from home on Sunday.
The Cairo giants have not tasted any success on the continental stage since defeating Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the African Super Cup in 2003.
They came close to winning silverware when they qualified for the Champions League final in 2016, only to lose 3-1 on aggregate to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.
While a Confederation Cup triumph can hardly match the lucrative Champions League crown, it will still give Zamalek something to cheer about in a season in which they performed well until the final stretch.
It will also mark the first of a possible treble as Zamalek remain in contention for the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup titles.
The White Knights have won the Champions League five times, second only to bitter rivals Ahly who won eight but have never lifted the trophy of Africa’s secondary club competition. They are making their first appearance in the final.