The Portuguese Jaime Pacheco, technical director of Zamalek’s first football team, announced his team’s list in preparation for the Al-Mahalla match, and included both: Goalkeeper: Mohamed Abu Jabal – Mohamed Awad.
Defense line: Mahmoud Alaa – Muhammad Abd Al-Ghani – Mahmoud Hamdi “Al-Wansh” – Muhammad Abdel Salam – Abdullah Jumaa – Ahmed Fattouh – Hazem Imam – Hussam Abdel-Majid – Ahmed Eid – Yassin Maree
Midfield: Ferjani Sassi – Tariq Hamid – Youssef Obama – Islam Jaber – Imam Ashour – Ahmed Syed Zizou – Ashraf Bin Sharqi.
Offensive line: Usama Faisal – Saif Jaafar
Ahmed Eid and Yassin Marei join the list in the defense line, and Hamza Mathlouthi, a Tunisian who suffers from first-degree pain in the inner ligament of the knee, and Shikabalas absence due to his feeling of lower back pain.
The Zamalek team is currently experiencing its best technical period after the strong start in the Premier League, with 7 victories after 9 matches and a draw in two matches, to lead the league with 23 points, two points ahead of the traditional rivals Al-Ahly.
While the Ghazl El Mahalla team suffers in its first season in the Premier League after returning, it was satisfied with achieving one victory, losing 3 matches and tied in 5 matches, to occupy the 12th place in the league table with 8 points.