In a sophisticated humanitarian gesture, Al-Ahly club stars chose to raise their colleague Moamen Zakaria the African Champions League title after beating Zamalek 2-1 in the final match that was held Friday evening at Cairo Stadium.
Goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Shennawi escorted his colleagues Moamen Zakaria to the podium, where he held the championship trophy amid a celebration from the rest of the players.
Zakaria is going through difficult health conditions that kept him out of the stadiums for about a year and a half, and he is currently pursuing a journey of treatment for his rare disease.
The crowning of Al-Ahly for the ninth time confirms its dominance in the African Champions League 👏
Watch the moment of raising the precious cup with the voice of Essam Shawali 🎙️😍
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Zakaria suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the muscles, a disease that spreads from muscles to nerves, and the body loses control over the limbs and senses.
Al-Ahly was able to win the CAF Champions League title for the ninth time in its history at the expense of Zamalek, who was seeking to achieve the sixth title.
Al-Ahly has qualified for the Club World Cup, which will be held in Qatar next February, and it will also compete in the African Super Cup on December 10, in front of the Renaissance Berkane of Morocco, who won the African Confederation Cup.