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April 13, 2024

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Zamalek aim to steal unlikely quarter final berth

Joseph Balikuddembe 

Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron hopes to mastermind an amazing escape by the Egyptian team this weekend and lead them into the CAF Champions League quarter-finals.

The Frenchman last month inherited a team on the verge of elimination, but a victory at Mouloudia Alger of Algeria has offered hope of survival in the marquee African club competition.

If Zamalek win at home against Senegalese side Teungueth and Mouloudia lose away to Group D leaders Esperance of Tunisia, the Cairo outfit will squeeze into the knockout stage on head-to-head records.

The group of currently led by Esperance de Tunis with 10 points, followed by MC Algers on 8 points , Zamalek 5 points and Senegal’s Teungueth sit 4th with 4 points.

If Zamalek manage to pull it off and beat MC Alger in the final group match, they will go level on points but go through thanks to a better head to head record