LIVE: Zamalek v Primeiro de Agosto | CAF Champions League | DEC.7.2019
Zamalek, who were drawn in Group A, alongside ZESCO United F.C (Zambia), and TP Mazembe (DR Congo), are set to host de Agosto on Saturday at Al-Salam Stadium (21:00 CLT).
The White Knights are in an urgent need to secure victory to compensate their lose against Etoile du Sahel in the group stage opening game. Zamalek went down to a 0-3 defeat from TP Mazembe in the opening game from the group stage. On Friday, Zamalek’s new head coach his 18-man squad for Primeiro de Agosto clash.
On Monday, December 2, Zamalek’s chairman Mortada Mansour appointed Carteron as the White Knights’ new head coach, succeeding Milutin Sredojević ‘Micho.
DR Congo giants Mazembe were the ones who prompted Zamalek’s board to sack Carteron’s predecessor Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic, crushing the White Knights 3-0 in their opening Group A-game.
Zamalek will now hope Carteron can turn around their fortunes.
The 49-year-old told a news conference that the game against Primero de Agosto would be “very tough” but that he is determined to win all home games to ensure Zamalek would progress to the quarters.
He also said he doesn’t have the luxury to make tactical changes because of the limited time he had but that he is working on improving the physical condition of the players.
Zamalek have also had to deal with dressing-room problems, which reached a peak last week when Tunisian right-back Hamdi Nagguez unilaterally terminated his contract after complaining that he had not received his dues for months.
Agosto, who lead the Angolan league with 30 points after 12 matches, have a point in Group A after playing out a draw with Zambia’s ZESCO United in their opening game.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed Awad, Mohamed Abou Gabal
Defenders: Hazem Emam, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdel Ghani, Mohammed Abdel Salam, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdel Shafy
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed Hassan, Ahmed Sayed “Zizo,” Youssef Obama, Mohamed Ounajem, Shikabala, Mostafa Fathy, Achraf Bencharki
Forwards: Mostafa Mohamed.
LIVE: Zamalek v Primeiro de Agosto
FT Zamalek 2-0 Primeiro de Agosto