Egyptian authorities slap Zamalek ahead of Wydad clash

Cold shower for the Zamalek. The Cairo club can only count on 5,000 supporters against Wydad Casablanca, this Friday, March 11, in the Champions League.

The opponent of Reds falls from above. The Egyptian authorities have informed Zamalek about the maximum number of supporters who will be able to follow the match against Wydad de Casablanca, this Friday, March 11, at the Stade du Caire.

Thus, only 5,000 people can be present in the stands during this meeting counting for the 4th day of the group stage of the Champions League.

President Mortada Mansour had nevertheless requested the presence of 40,000 supporters of the white knights for this North African derby.

The first leg was, as a reminder, played in a packed Mohammed V Complex on Saturday 26 February. It was won by Walid Regragui’s men by 3 to 1 thanks to Zouhair El Moutarajji (27th), Amine Farhane (37th) and Yahya Jabrane (88th).

Wydad currently occupies 2nd place in Group D with 6 points ahead of their future opponent (2 pts), and Sagrada Esperança (1 pt). The leader, Petro Atlético, has 1 point more.

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