October 15, 2015. Competition for the 13th edition of the Egyptian Super Cup Zamalek to me Al Ahly At Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. Zamalek He argues at this meeting under the leadership of Jesualdo Ferriera, who led blanks To the domestic double (league and cup) for the first time since 1988. Zamalek The game plays as the best player against the finalist of the Egypt Cup. The blanks Start the match well by opening the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match. They miss a penalty after a few minutes beforeAl Ahly He did not score 3 goals in a row to eventually win the match 3-2.
The result of this meeting was at the root of the problems between the chief Zamalek And the coach of the team, who lost his position after a few weeks despite his exploits with the team.
Seven years later, the Portuguese coach returned to the same stadium, in front of the same team and in almost similar circumstances. With the middle of last season turning things around, Ferreira led the team to another historic feat by winning the double once again. The latter hopes to achieve a positive result during the meeting next Friday to avoid any unpleasant surprises and to continue his glorious career with the team.
Several points in favor of Zamalek
Indeed, the Portuguese has several tools at his disposal compared to last season, when the team was denied signing players on orders from FIFA. Now the situation is completely different. The club has made a big recruiting this season with the arrival of 9 players who fulfilled most of the requirements of the team. Similarly, the team appears to be in good physical condition which enabled it to win four consecutive matches in the African Champions League as it qualified for the Round of 16 of the African competition. The team also got off to a good start in the league, winning two matches against it Smouha And the Ceramica Cleopatra An identical score from 2 to 0.
During these two meetings, Ferreira remained faithful to his defensive strategy by relying on counterattacks. A strategy that paid off last season. The team also benefits from the great speed of the attacking trio Saif Al-Jaziri, Ahmed Sayed, nicknamed Zizou, and Imam Ashour. This trio is always decisive and represents team spirit.
The only problem that the Portuguese may face is the absence of the team’s best defender, Mahmoud Hamdi, nicknamed “Winch”. Seriously injured, he will stay away from the team for a long time. The situation could be worse with the possible absence of other defender Hossam Abdel Meguid, who has been called up for the Olympic selection. ” Our consecutive victories, whether in the championship last season or this season, gave the team great confidence. Players are very confident and are determined to continue their journey and add a new title to their roster Osama Nabih, assistant coach, points out Zamalek. ” The confrontation against Al-Ahly will not be easy, but I have already said: We are the champions of Egypt and we will provide a performance commensurate with our situation. ‘, he adds. Victory over Al Ahly He will ensure that the team is still on the right track and will give the team great confidence at the start of the season.
Al Ahlyrevenge to take
On the other hand, Marcel Koehler, Technical Director ofAl Ahlyseeks to confirm. victory over Zamalek It will be the best opportunity to prove their technical abilities and reassure fans about the future of their favorite team. In fact, last season was disastrous Al AhlyWhich saw the team finish third in the championship for the first time in 30 years. Similarly, the team lost the African Championship title after losing to Moroccans Wydad Casablanca. This prompted the team leaders to sack South African Pitso Mosimane before appointing Portuguese Ricardo Soares. The latter met the same fate as his predecessor after the team’s defeat in the Egypt Cup final.
Now, Swiss Marcel Koehler is in charge of straightening the team’s threshold. The former Austria coach has been in charge since last September and led the team in 4 matches (4 wins). It is true that it will be too early to judge his abilities, but the victory on Friday will be different from the previous four victories, because it will be on the eternal rival of the team. ” As soon as I arrived for the team, he told me a lot about the Zamalek match. We will choose the appropriate plan for this meeting Kohler noted during the press conference following the meetingAl Ahly Reverse Aswan Sunday 23 October.
With regard to employment, Al Ahly He recruited only 3 players, the Brazilian Bruno Savio, Shadi Hussein and Mostafa Saad. The first two had the opportunity to participate with the team and performed satisfactorily. As for the third, he is not yet involved with the team and his chances of participating in the Super Cup are almost non-existent. Those responsible forAl Ahly They explained their somewhat limited hiring by the fact that the team doesn’t need a large hiring, given the large number of superstars that are within the workforce. According to them, these stars needed to rest after successive matches over the past three seasons.
Now these players have regained their freshness and are ready to lead the team to all possible titles this season. Al Ahly He lost the last two versions of the Super Cup, but reds We hope to win this edition to add one title to their record in the Super Cup (11 titles).
2002: Zamalek – Al Mokawloon 1-0
2003: Al-Ahly – Zamalek 0-0 (3-1 pen)
2004: The Contractors – Zamalek 4-2
2005: Al-Ahly – Enppi 1-0
2006: Al-Ahly – Enppi 1-0
2007: Al-Ahly Ismaili 1-1 (4-2 pens)
2008: Al-Ahly – Zamalek 2-0
2009: Haras El Hodoud – Al Ahly 2-0
2010: Ahli Haras El Hodoud 1-0
2012: Al-Ahly Enppi 2-1
2014: Al-Ahly – Zamalek 0-0 (5-4 pens)
2015: Al-Ahly – Zamalek 3-2
2016: Zamalek – Al-Ahly 0-0 (3-1 pen)
2017: Al-Ahly of Egypt 1-0
2018: Al-Ahly – Zamalek 3-2
2019: Zamalek – Al-Ahly 0-0 (4-3 pens)
2020: Tala’a El-Jaish – Al-Ahly 0-0 (3-2 pen)