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07.04.2019 Football News

Hassania, Zamalek Battle For Confed Cup Semis Berth

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Hassania, Zamalek Battle For Confed Cup Semis Berth
LISTEN APR 7, 2019

Hassania Agadir will play host to Zamalek in a Caf Confederations Cup quarterfinal first-leg match at Stade Adrar in Agadir on Sunday evening.

Kick-off is at 9pm CAT (GMT +2).
The Moroccan hosts booked their spot in the knockout stages after finishing as runners-up to RS Berkane in Group A. The group included a third club from Morocco in defending champions Raja Casablanca, who duly crashed out of the competition after finishing third. Congo's AS Otôho rounded up a competitive group.

HUSA scored a mere five goals in six fixtures but did enough to advance to the knockout stages of Africa's second-tier club competition.

Zamalek failed to win any of their first three group games but bounced back into quarterfinal contention with a 1-0 win away to Petro de Luanda which was followed by a 4-0 thumping of Gor Mahia.

The White Knights held NA Hussein Dey to a 0-0 draw in their last group game to advance as Group D winners. Zamalek finished level on points with Gor Mahia but topped the group due to a superior head-to-head record against the Kenyan champions.

A mere two points separated the four clubs in what was a fiercely contested group.

The reverse fixture will take place next week Sunday, 14 April 2019, at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo.