CAF Champions League
Zizou missed Zamalek’s 2-0 win over MC Alger in Matchday 5 of the CAF Champions League group stage due to injury.
Zamalek’s spokesperson, Amr El Dardir, denied on Saturday the reports that linked the club with a move for Al Ahly’s former Moroccan striker, Walid Azzaro.
The Tunisian giants will carry out their pre-match training session at Cairo International Stadium, the venue of the match, on Monday night.
The Red Devils defender has been sidelined since the game against Bayern Munich in the FIFA Club World Cup due to a hamstring injury.
Al Ahly secured the three points thanks to two goals from Badr Benoun, who opened the score from the spot, and Salah Mohsen.
Zamalek lost 3-1 against Esperance in Tunisia in Matchday 3 of CAF Champions League group stage and they are now third in the group with only two points.
Besides Maaloul and Soliman, who have been sidelined for a while, the Red Eagles will miss Salah Mohsen for injury and Akram Tawfik for technical reasons.
Al Ahly’s assistant coach Samy Komsan told the club’s official website that the Red Eagles are ready for the important clash.
The team’s delegation arrived on Wednesday night to Tunisia on a private plane and they are set to have their first training session on Thursday afternoon.
Simba defeated Al Ahly 1-0 on Tuesday and they are now atop of the group table with 6 points after two fixtures.
Zamalek had a frustrating start to the group stage as they were held to a goalless draw by MC Alger at home in Matchday 1.
Kahraba said that Al Ahly players achieved their goal in the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the bronze medal.
Zamalek play in group D alongside Teungueth from Senegal, Tunisia's Espérance and Algeria's MC Alger.
Ismaily wrote their names in history with letters of gold as they opened the doors for Egyptian clubs to dominate the competition.
Al Ahly opened the score by Taher Mohamed Taher and Walid Soliman doubled the score for the Red Devils before half time.
Maaloul participated in the final for the first time in his career as he missed the final in 2017 and 2018 for injury. Al Ahly lost the title on both occasions.
Al Ahly reached the Cup Final after defeating Al Ittihad of Alexandria on Tuesday 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Hamdy Fathy.
El Khatib issued a statement on Sunday to thank Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the state authorities after the impressive image of the final.
El Wensh, who missed the CAF Champions League final after being tested positive for COVID-19, underwent a COVID-19 test and it came out positive.
Afsha's goal secured Al Ahly's 9th title in the competition to extend their record as the team with most CAF Champions League titles.