Today, Friday, the eyes of Arab football fans are riveted to the Algerian city of Cheraga, where the “Arab derby” between the Algerian young sportsman Belouizdad and his Egyptian guest Zamalek in the African Champions League takes place.
The match must start promptly (19:00) GMT towards the July 1962 5 Stadium in Al Sharqa, which is part of the competition of the fifth round of the CAF Champions League group stage.
Portuguese Josevaldo Ferreira (76), coach of the Zamalek club, will appear in the following starting lineup to face his Algerian master:
16- Muhammad Sobhi
39- Syed Abdullah Neymar
28- Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wensh
5- Hossam Abdel Majid
36- Hossam Abdel Majid
29- Ahmed Fattu
20- Nabil Emad Dunga
12- Muhammad Ashraf Roka
25- Ahmed Syed “Zizu”
11- Mustafa Shalabi
30- Saif ad-Din al-Jaziri.
Formation of Zamalek against the youth of Beluizdad. 🏹#Zamalek#MostTitledIn20C | #zamalekrice.twitter.com/dXqlfRpl4Z
– Zamalek SK (@ZSCOfficial) March 17, 2023
Zamalek are fourth in Group 4 (D) with 4 points, one point behind Al Merih Al Sudanese in third place.
While youth sports club Belouizdad are in second place with 6 points, 4 points behind Tunisian sports leader Taraji, who secured his place in the tournament’s quarter-finals after a draw with his hosts Al-Merreikh earlier today on Friday.