Saturday Apr 06, 2019. 10:00
Hassania Agadir goalkeeper Abdelrahman El-Houasli has lauded Zamalek ahead of their clash in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Moroccan side Hassania will host Egyptian football powerhouse Zamalek in the quarter-final first-leg match at the Stade Adrar in Agadir on Sunday.
El-Houasli believes that the game will be very hard as they will be facing an African giant, Zamalek, who have won nine CAF titles.
“We have a historic game awaiting us against a huge opponent. One of the giants of African football,” said El-Houasli on King Fut.
“We’ll be entering the game with very high motives. We have nothing to lose, all of the pressure is on Zamalek. The fact that Zamalek were happy to draw us, as we’re a ‘weaker’ side, will give us a very strong push to defend our jersey.
“We will try and prove why we deserve to be in the quarterfinals. After we qualified from a very tough group that included last year’s champions, Raja Casablanca,” he added.
“We’ll be hitting two birds with one stone if we qualify for the semifinals. First, we’ll be improving the image that the club gave during this tournament and we’ll be the first generation of the club to do so. And we’ll also be kicking out one of Africa’s giants.
“We’ll have to be very concentrated and work very hard during the first leg and make the most out of the home fans support. We’ll try to score as many goals as possible and keep a clean sheet.”