Egyptian Zamalek SC were crowned Champions of Africa for the 11th time after defeating rivals Al Ahly SC 27-25 in the 2018 African Handball Champions League Final held in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.
Team led by coach Bassem Al-Sabki was placed in Group B, where they defeated the Moroccan Raja d’Agadir, the Algerian GS Petroliers (GSP), and the Congolese Jeunesse Sportive de Kinshasa (JSK). The White Knights beat the Ivory Coast’s Red Star OJA in the quarter-finals, and then overcame the JSK in the semi-finals.
Zamalek now has 11 African Champions League titles similar to the Mouloudia Club d’Alger, in addition to winning the the African Cup Winners Cup five times, and the African Handball Super Cup five times.
Zamalek’s squad that took part in the tournament from 19 to 28 October included Ahmed Al-Ahmar; Mohamed Ramadan; Mohamed Ali; Sam Sami; Ali Hisham; Karim Ayman; Mohamed Mohsen; Mohamed Yehia; Hisham Bassem Al-Sabki; Mohamed Alaa Luka; Mostafa Tamer; Akram Yousri; Mostafa El Sayed; Yehia Khaled; Hisham Shedid; Hazem Mamdouh; Hassan Ahmed; Khalid Walid and Mahmoud Helil.