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Zamalek stumble, Al Ahly triumph as Cairo giants steal headlines in CAF Champions League

The different fortunes of Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek was the notable narrative of this past weekend's CAF Champions League action.

Al Ahly put one foot in the group phase with their 2-0 away win over Equatorial Guinea's Cano Sport, but cross-city rivals Zamalek face potential elimination from Africa's top-tier continental competition after they succumbed 2-1 away to Senegalese side Generation Foot.

Zamalek gambled by resting several regulars, with one eye on their coming Super Cup match against...

Ferjani Sassi signs three-year deal with SC Zamalek

Ferjani Sassi has completed a move to SC Zamalek from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr FC, putting pen to paper with the Egyptian giants on Thursday.

The defensive midfielder joins the White Knights on a three-year deal after representing Tunisia at the World Cup, according to a statement on the Zamalek website.

He began his career with CS Sfaxien in 2010 and represented Tunisia at the 2015 and 2017 African Cup of Nations tournaments.

The 26-year-old also moved to FC Metz in 2015, but didn't stay in France...

Zamalek appoint Christian Gross as new coach

Zamalek have finally the announced the appointment of Christian Gross as their new head coach.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Switzerland coach looked to be on the verge of joining back in April before the deal appeared to fall through, but he has now penned a one-year contract.

"I want to thank Zamalek board to give me the chance to coaching this team," said Gross, who has spent the last four years at Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.

"I want the players to fight and believe in themselves and I promise...

CAF Confederation Cup: Zamalek stunned, Enyimba win

SC Zamalek suffered a surprise defeat away in Ethiopia but fellow CAF Confederation Cup favourites Enyimba and USM Alger enjoyed better fortunes away in Wednesday's First Round first-leg ties.

The Cairo giants were beaten 2-1 at rookies Welayta Dicha in Hawassa, but Enyimba won in Benin and USMA drew away in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The biggest win of the round came in Congo, where CARA Brazzaville scored a 3-0 home victory over US Ben Guerdane of Tunisia with goals from Mereves Kivutuka,...