Thursday 8 October 2020
The Zamalek team collides with its counterpart, Wadi Degla, in a match of a special nature, where the runner-up for the White Castle and the Tigris team avoid relegation.
Cairo Stadium, at 8 pm today, Thursday, will host the Zamalek and Wadi Degla match within the 32nd round of the Premier League competition this season.
Zamalek is in third place in the league table ranking with 61 points (after deducting 3 points from its balance), two points behind Pyramids, who is in second place, and Wadi Degla is in 14th place with 34 points.
Zamalek has been living in an exceptional atmosphere in the recent period after the Olympic Committee decided to suspend Mortada Mansour for a period of 4 years from practicing any sporting activity.
Zamalek recently qualified under the leadership of its Portuguese coach Jaime Pacheco for the quarter-finals of the Egypt Cup, after beating Smouha in a match that lasted for 120 minutes, 2-1.
The Wadi Degla match is Pacheco’s third experience with Zamalek, after winning over Al-Masry and then Smouha in the Egypt Cup.
Zamalek aims to achieve victory in order to return to the league title again, in its struggle with Pyramids to win the qualifying card for the African Champions League next season.
Zamalek Ferjani Sassi, Imam Ashour, Youssef Ibrahim “Obama” and Mahmoud Alaa will be absent due to the suspension, along with Ashraf Bencharki, who is with his country’s national team.
On the other hand, the Tigris Valley seeks to achieve a positive result for a new step to move away from the conflict of decline.
Wadi Degla will face Zamalek minutes after the Aswan match and the border guards, and it is expected that the result of that match will be influential in terms of the Tigriss position, as the loss of the border guards gives the Tigris more reassurance.