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Top newsmaker… ‘Zamalek’ and dream of CAF confederation Cup

Sunday 19/May/2019 - 01:09 PM
Zamalek SC
Zamalek SC
Hassnein Tayea
Egypt’s Zamalek SC goes into the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final at Renaissance Berkane of Morocco this evening.

Zamalek is among the best known clubs in Africa، it is 16 years since they lifted a CAF trophy، defeating Wydad Casablanca of Morocco to win the Super Cup.

Eyeing success on three fronts 

Zamalek is eyeing success on three fronts as it trails arch rivals Al Ahly by four points with a match in hand in the Egyptian Premier League race and have also reached the Egypt Cup quarter-finals.

After losing two of five matches early in the Confederation Cup campaign، Zamalek confronts Berkane boasting a nine-match unbeaten record.

Zamalek is an Egyptian sports club based in Giza، Egypt. They are best known as for their professional football team، which plays in the Egyptian Premier League، the top tier of the Egyptian football league system.

Zamalek is the most titled club in Africa - 20th century. The club was founded on 5 January 1911 as Qasr Al Nile Club and was first headed by Belgian lawyer George Marzbach. 

The name was changed to Al Mokhtalat Club[1] in 1913 and in 1941 it was changed again to King Farouk Club، named after King Farouk. The name finally settled as Zamalek SC after the 1952 Egyptian revolution.

Zamalek has never been relegated to the Second Division. On the continental side، Zamalek has won more CAF trophies than any other African team in the Twentieth century. 

The club has 5 CAF Champions League titles، 3 CAF Super Cup titles and 1 African Cup Winners' Cup title. Internationally، Zamalek has also won 2 Afro-Asian Cup titles.

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