Saudi Arabia to Host 2022-23 Egypt Cup Final: Al-Ahly vs. Zamalek Showdown in Riyadh on March 8

In an exciting development for football enthusiasts, Saudi Arabia has been chosen as the host nation for the highly anticipated 2022-23 Egypt Cup final, featuring a fierce battle between Al-Ahly and Zamalek. The clash of these football titans is scheduled to unfold at the Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh on March 8, promising an electrifying spectacle for fans.

Amer Hussien, a distinguished board member of the Egyptian Football Association, officially unveiled this significant decision on Monday. The announcement was met with enthusiasm from Yasser Al-Misehal, President of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), who expressed his excitement about hosting such major sporting events. Al-Misehal emphasized the collaboration and unity across all sectors of the Kingdom to ensure the success of these momentous sports occasions.

Gamal Allam, President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), highlighted the importance of hosting the Egypt Cup final in collaboration with the SAFF, underscoring how it strengthens the bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and Egypt through the shared passion for football.

Aside from the location revelation, Hussien also disclosed alterations to the upcoming match schedule. The highly anticipated clash between Al-Ahly and Talae El-Geish, initially slated for February 19 in the Egyptian Premier League, has been indefinitely postponed. This decision was made to accommodate Al-Ahly’s involvement in the Confederation of African Football Champions League (CAF), where they are set to face Algeria’s Chabab Belouizdad. The rescheduling of the Al-Ahly vs. Zamalek encounter in the Egyptian Premier League is now slated for April, promising another thrilling face-off between the arch-rivals.

Al-Ahly’s journey to the final was paved with a resounding 3-0 victory over Enppi, while Zamalek secured their spot after a nail-biting match against Pyramids FC. The encounter concluded in a 3-3 draw in regular time and was ultimately decided by penalties, with Zamalek emerging victorious with a 4-3 score.

As the football world eagerly anticipates this monumental clash between Al-Ahly and Zamalek, the decision to host the Egypt Cup final in Riyadh adds a new layer of excitement, signaling Saudi Arabia’s commitment to becoming a hub for top-tier football events and fostering strong ties with football-loving nations. The Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh is poised to witness an unforgettable spectacle as these two football giants vie for glory in the heart of the Middle East.

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