Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi hailed his squad following Sunday’s 4-1 home victory over Enugu Rangers in the first leg of the CAF Champions League round of 32, but warned them to stay vigilant for the away match.
“Victory is just a step towards qualification, which will require effort and focus in Nigeria,” Helmi said through the club’s official website after the game.
The five-time Champions, who will visit the Nigerian league holders for the return leg on Friday, gave an outstanding performance, winning the praise of critics and fans.
“Zamalek played a great game. I deeply thank the players for the great show,” football director Ismail Youssef said after the game at Cairo’s El-Salam Stadium.
The team are in training Monday to prepare for the weekend. They will fly to Nigeria on Thursday.