CAF Confederation Cup: Zamalek end Dreams dream in Kumasi


In a disappointing turn of events, Dreams FC, representing Ghana, faced a crushing defeat against Zamalek SC in the crucial second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup semifinal clash at the Baba Yara Stadium.


Zamalek’s triumph followed a tense stalemate in Cairo, putting an abrupt halt to Dreams FC’s aspirations in the tournament. The game kicked off with Dreams FC making an unfortunate error, allowing Hamza Mathlouthi to capitalize and break the deadlock with a well-taken set-piece goal in the 12th minute.


Shortly after, Samson Akinyoola further compounded Dreams FC’s woes by netting another goal for Zamalek just fifteen minutes later, intensifying the pressure on the home team. Despite showing glimpses of promise and creating some notable opportunities, Dreams FC struggled to convert their chances, leaving Zamalek with a comfortable lead as the first half drew to a close.


Entering the second half with renewed determination, Karim Zito’s squad hoped to stage a comeback. However, their resolve was swiftly tested as Mostafa Shalaby found the back of the net in the 60th minute, extending Zamalek’s advantage to a commanding three-goal lead.


Despite a spirited late surge from Dreams FC, buoyed by their home supporters, they were unable to breach Zamalek’s resolute defense. With the final whistle, Dreams FC’s remarkable journey in the CAF Confederation Cup reached its conclusion, while Zamalek celebrated their ticket to the final stage of the competition.

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