Raja team quarantined in Morocco, Zamalek match deals with postponement – Egyptian Football – Sports
The Moroccan side was due to be hosted by the Whites at Cairo International Stadium in the 2nd leg of the CAF Champions League semifinal.
Zamalek made a valuable first-leg advantage, beating the hosts 1-0 on Sunday.
Simply 24 hr after the very first leg, Raja formally announced that six players freshly evaluated positive for coronavirus, taking the overall variety of contaminated gamers to 8, besides two from the technical staff.
With the fate of Saturday’s arranged match unsure, Moroccan paper Al-Montakhab reported late Tuesday that the CAF, the African football governing body, is set to delay the match.
Zamalek’s president Mortada Mansour revealed solidarity with the Moroccan side on Tuesday night, welcoming delaying the match up until the recovery of Raja gamers.
Zamalek are bidding for their 6th Champions League title, and the first since they defeated Raja 1-0 on aggregate in a two-legged last in 2002.
Raja were just recently crowned Moroccan champs after a breathtaking race with Wydad Casablanca, which was picked the last day of the season.