Moamen Zakaria selected as Champions League final ambassador

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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 10:49 GMT

File- Moamen Zakaria

File- Moamen Zakaria

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Wednesday that they have chosen former Egypt and Al Ahly player Moamen Zakaria to be their ambassador in the Champions League final.
 
Zakaria was selected alongside Moroccan legend Mohamed Timoumi.
 
"The appointment of the duo is in recognition of their achievements and contribution to the development of the game across the continent." CAF statement said.
 
This is the first time in CAF's history to appoint ambassadors for the CAF Champions League final, which is scheduled on 6 November. 
 
The former Egyptian winger, who represented Al Ahly and Zamalek, was diagnosed with ALS in 2019 and since then he has been away from football.
 
Al Ahly and Zamalek reached CAF Champions League semi-finals and they will face Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca respectively.
 
The first leg will be played in Morocco on 17-18 October while the second leg will be played a week later in Cairo.

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