The match between Zamalek and Kenyan Tusker has started in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League, which will be held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Zamalek started the match with a formation consisting of:
Goalkeeper: Mohamed Abu Jabal
Defense line: Ahmed Fattouh – Mahmoud Hamdi “Al Wensh” – Mahmoud Alaa – Hamza Mathlouthi
Midfield: Tariq Hamed – Imam Ashour – Ahmed Sayed “Zizou” – Youssef Obama – Ashraf Bin Sharqi
Offensive line: Seif Al-Din Al-Jaziri
And on the bench are: Muhammad Awad, Abdullah Juma, Muhammad Abdul Shafi, Hussam Abdul Majeed, Hazem Imam, Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf “Ruqa”, Islam Jaber and Mahmoud Abdel Razek “Shikabala”.
The composition of Tusker is as follows:
Goalkeeper: Brian Bowery
Defenders: Hilary Wonder – Kalos Kerenji – Asek Amboch – Daniel Sakari Machisu
Midfield: Claude Senge – Humphrey Mino Oshige – Shami Kibwana Mweni – Bonfils Moshiri
Forwards: Josha Ibrahim – Jackson Irungo
CAF assigned the match to the Ethiopian referee, Malak Tesema, with the help of Samuel Temisingo Atango, first assistant, Fasika Biro Fasika, second assistant, and Lima Nguise as fourth referee..
Zamalek does not know the loss with the whistle of the Ethiopian referee, Malak Tesema, in 3 matches that the latter managed for Al-Abyad before appearing with the Kenyan Tusker in the African Champions League. 2019 season, and Zamalek decided this match with a penalty shootout 5-3 and crowned the African title for the first time in its history, in front of the second match, which was against Zambian Zesco United, in the group stage of the African Champions League last season. The White Knight decided the meeting with a clean double scored by Mustafa Mohamed and Ashraf Ben Sharqi Zamalek tied with the Ethiopian referee in a single meeting, which was against Mouloudia Algiers in the group stage of the African Champions League last edition and ended in a negative draw.