Zamalek coach wary of Hussein Dey threat

Zamalek coach wary of Hussein Dey threat
Christian Gross

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019. 16:00

Zamalek head coach Christian Gross has warned his troops of complacency ahead of their crucial Caf Confederations Cup clash away to NA Hussein Dey in Algeria this coming weekend.

The White Knights recored their first away win in African competitions since 2016 with victory over Petro de Luanda earlier this month, before beating Gor Mahia 4-0 on home soil in their most recent encounter.

Back-to-back wins moved Zamalek top of Group D following a mediocre start, but due in large to their troubles in the first three rounds of group stage fixtures, the Egyptian giants will head to Algiers this weekend needing a result to progress into the quarterfinals.

The White Knights lead the group on eight points, followed by Petro and Hussein Dey on seven points respectively. Gor Mahia, who host the Angolan's in Nairobi on Sunday are on six points and also still in the running for a knockout stage berth.

“I am very satisfied with the players’ performances today and with the deserved victory that they have recorded,” Gross said in the post-match press conference.

“Despite the win today we haven’t qualified for the quarterfinals yet and it won’t be decided before the final round.

“The game against NA Hussein Dey is very difficult and it will decide everything.

“I have always stressed on the difficulty of the group and that’s what we have seen during the games we played,” he concluded.

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