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Zamalek Hits Nigeria Friday



Zamalek of Egypt is expected to arrive Nigeria Friday for the return leg of the round of 32 CAF Champions League tie with Enugu Rangers. Already an advanced team of the squad had been in Enugu to inspect accommodation and security arrangements.

The Egyptians are arriving with a 4-1 first leg win advantage, giving Enugu Rangers the herculean task of scoring at least three unanswered goals.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian side had lodged a protest to CAF over the inclusion of Hossam Salama in the first leg encounter.

Salama, who was one of the goal scorers, is believed to be ineligible as he was not properly transferred from his previous club, Smouha which is featuring in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The return leg will hold on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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