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Esperance to face Zamalek in African Champions League as they chase trio of titles

Esperance de Tunis players hold hold up the trophy after winning the CAF Champion League final in controversial fashion.
Defending CAF Champions League winners Esperance face Zamalek in this year's quarterfinals.

Defending champions Esperance of Tunisia were drawn against Cairo giants Zamalek in the African Champions League quarterfinals, ensuring the sides will play each other three times over the next month.

They meet on Feb. 14 in Qatar in the African Super Cup after Esperance won last season's Champions League while the Egyptians were victors in the African Confederation Cup, the secondary continental club competition.

Wednesday's Champions League draw pitted them together again over two legs with Zamalek...

Africa's finest await CAF Champions League quarterfinals draw

For the first time since the expansion of the CAF Champions League to include a quarterfinals stage, all of the eight teams to reach the knockout stages are former winners.

Following the controversy that overshadowed last year's edition, with Esperance awarded the title despite the second leg of their final against Wydad Casablanca in Rades, Tunisia, being abandoned after the Moroccans protested the officials' non-usage of VAR, this year's tournament has largely returned focus to the action on the...

Zamalek stumble, Al Ahly triumph as Cairo giants steal headlines in CAF Champions League

The different fortunes of Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek was the notable narrative of this past weekend's CAF Champions League action.

Al Ahly put one foot in the group phase with their 2-0 away win over Equatorial Guinea's Cano Sport, but cross-city rivals Zamalek face potential elimination from Africa's top-tier continental competition after they succumbed 2-1 away to Senegalese side Generation Foot.

Zamalek gambled by resting several regulars, with one eye on their coming Super Cup match against...

Ferjani Sassi signs three-year deal with SC Zamalek

Ferjani Sassi has completed a move to SC Zamalek from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr FC, putting pen to paper with the Egyptian giants on Thursday.

The defensive midfielder joins the White Knights on a three-year deal after representing Tunisia at the World Cup, according to a statement on the Zamalek website.

He began his career with CS Sfaxien in 2010 and represented Tunisia at the 2015 and 2017 African Cup of Nations tournaments.

The 26-year-old also moved to FC Metz in 2015, but didn't stay in France...

Zamalek appoint Christian Gross as new coach

Zamalek have finally the announced the appointment of Christian Gross as their new head coach.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Switzerland coach looked to be on the verge of joining back in April before the deal appeared to fall through, but he has now penned a one-year contract.

"I want to thank Zamalek board to give me the chance to coaching this team," said Gross, who has spent the last four years at Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.

"I want the players to fight and believe in themselves and I promise...