Medhat Abdel Hadi – Jamal Al Salami – Raja – Zamalek
Raja is a guest to Zamalek next Wednesday in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-finals.
“We are ready to face Zamalek in the semi-finals, despite what we are suffering,” Jamal Salami said in statements to the Moroccan radio, MFM.
He explained, “The team lacks physical readiness after staying away from training for a long time due to the players’ illness conditions, but we will try to compensate for that with the fighting spirit of hope.”
Salami, I follow, “Zamalek is one of the best teams in Africa, and we know how difficult the meeting is, and they have achieved many titles during the past few years.”
And he continued, “On the other hand, we will present a match as best as possible, and we will try to take advantage of our important advantage this season, which is the ability to score goals in the first minutes of the match, and in the final minutes as well.”
Salami, I follow, “I admit that my team misses the atmosphere of matches, unlike Zamalek, who recently finished their local league, but play-off matches are not subject to logic, and we have experienced players who can turn the result.”
Raja coach continued, “In the first leg, we only played the last half hour, in which we nearly turned the score with some of our chances. Now we have 90 full minutes to turn the score, and maybe 120 minutes if we scored a goal.”
“We will score against Zamalek in Cairo and defeat them. I promise the fans a historic match as happened in 2006, and we will qualify from Cairo again,” he added.
Zamalek defeated Raja with two goals to none in the Casablanca Arab Championship, before Raja came back and wins three in Egypt and reaches the next round.
Jamal Salami completed his speech, saying, “I call again for a fair ruling by the African Union, because today’s decisions to go were unjust and prevented my team from achieving a draw at least.”
Zamalek defeated Raja 1-0 in the first leg in Casablanca.
Zamalek only needs a tie back to qualify for the final match and meet Al-Ahly, who qualified in advance at the expense of Wydad.