LIVE: Zamalek v RS Berkane CAF Confederation Cup FINAL
Time: 22:00 Cairo Local Time | 16:00 ET Canada-USA
Venue: Borg El Arab Stadium | Alexandria
Live Channel: Time Sports Egypt
Overturning a 1-0 deficit is not that daunting for a club of Zamalek’s pedigree as they host Morocco’s RS Berkane in Alexandria on Sunday with the aim of putting their hands on the African Confederation Cup trophy for the first time.
The Cairo giants looked on the verge of escaping with a 0-0 draw in the final first-leg away from home, only to concede a stoppage-time goal from Fo Doh Laba that makes Berkane slight favourites to win the title.
But Zamalek can take heart from the expected support of more than 60,000 fans at Borg El-Arab Stadium in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Should Zamalek win the Confederation Cup, it will be the first of a possible treble as they also challenge for the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup titles in the final stretch of the season.
Although they will miss influential right-back Hamdi Nagguez and striker Omar El-Said due to suspension, they were given a timely boost by the return from injury of Moroccan marksman Khalid Boutaib.
They also welcome back the first-choice goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh, who was suspended for the first leg.
Zamalek have not tasted any success on the continental stage since defeating Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the African Super Cup in 2003.
They won the elite Champions League five times, second only to bitter rivals Ahly who won eight but have never lifted the Confederation Cup trophy. They are making their first appearance in the final.
LIVE: Zamalek v RS Berkane
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