Battling CAF giants hope home advantage can bring change of luck

Hilal have appointed Tunisian Nabil al Kouki coach for a third time having sacked his compatriot, Irad Zafouri, after a matchday 2 loss at Nkana this month.   

Group D

Bottom-of-the-table Zamalek last won a CAF title 16 years ago and must secure maximum points against Petro in Alexandria to retain a realistic chance of reaching the knockout stage. 

The White Knights boast an impressive squad with several Egyptian stars, Tunisians Hamdi el Nagguez and Ferjani Sassi and Moroccans Khalid Boutaib and Hamid Ahaddad.

But an untypically porous defence conceded four goals away to Gor Mahia of  Kenya, and a last-minute equaliser to surprise group leaders NA Hussein Dey of Algeria. 

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