2002 CAF Champions League Final

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2002 CAF Champions League Final
Zamalek fans Celebrate after Abdelhamid's Goal
Event 2002 CAF Champions League
Zamalek won 1–0 on aggergate
First leg
Date 30 November 2002
Venue Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Referee Falla N'Doye (Senegal)
Attendance 60,000
Second leg
Date 13 December 2002
Venue Cairo Stadium, Cairo
Referee Al Shelmani (Libya)
Attendance 67,310
Weather Clear
17 °C (63 °F)
59% humidity
2001
2003

The 2002 CAF Champions League Final was a football match that took place on Friday, 13 December 2002 at 17:00 GMT (19:00 local time). The match was played at the Cairo Stadium, in Cairo, Egypt, to determine the winner of the 2002 CAF Champions League. The final was contested by Zamalek and Raja Casablanca, making it an all-Arabic club final for the fifth time in the history of the competition . The game was won by Zamalek 1–0 by Abdelhamid's Goal, after a 0–0 draw in Casablanca.

Background[edit]

Zamalek went into the Champions League final as champions of Egypt for the 11th time, and had lost just one Champions League game, the quarter-final second leg away to ASEC Mimosas. Raja also came first in their league. In the Moroccan League games between the two sides in the Champions League Final, They draw 0–0 at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, while Zamalek won 1–0 at Cairo Stadium in the return game on 13 December 2002.

Route to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see CAF Champions League 2002.

Zamalek[edit]

In the first knockout round, Zamalek were won against APR FC, against whom they won the Home leg 6–0 while Hossam Hassan, Mohamed Abdel Wahed, Hazem Emam, Gamal Hamza and Mohamed Sabry scored the six goals. The Royal Club then drawn the second leg 0–0 to ensure a 6–0 aggregate win and a place in the second Round, where they were again won against Nkana.

The second Round matches represented the first time these two clubs had met in Africa . Zamalek went to Kitwe and secured a very creditable 2–0 win, before qualify to the Group stage of the Champions League, by drawing 0–0.

Zamalek were drawn in Group F along with ASEC Mimosas, Espérance and Costa do Sol. Zamalek won their first group game before securing a 1–1 draw away against Espérance, Zamalek as group winners and with the most number of points out of all the group winners, 13.

The semi-final pitted Zamalek against Mazembe; the teams had not met ever in the group stage of the Champions League tournament, the first time Zamalek won it. The first leg at the Stade de la Kenya was a drab affair, with Zamalek spending most of the game defending, whilst Mazembe tried to pass the ball around them. That was about as exciting as the first leg got for either team and it ended 1–1 thanks to a goal from Abdel Halim Ali. The second leg at Cairo Stadium was a game of higher tempo, which Zamalek won 2–0 and Hossam Hassan scored twice. This result increased Zamalek's consecutive home win record in the Champions League to 5 and ensured that Zamalek reached the final unbeaten except losing a match in the quarter-final second leg away against ASEC Mimosas .

Match details[edit]

First leg[edit]

30 November 2002
Raja Casablanca Morocco 0 – 0 Egypt Zamalek
(Report)
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)
Raja Casablanca
Zamalek
Raja Casablanca:
GK 1 Morocco Mustapha Chadli
CB 4 Morocco Abdelouahad Abdessamad
CB 16 Morocco El-Amine Erbate
CB 23 Morocco Noureddine Kacemi
RM 8 Morocco Abdellatif Jrindou
CM 27 Morocco Nabil Mesloub
CM 29 Morocco Zakaria Aboub Substituted off 60'
LM 5 Burkina Faso Mohamed Ali Diallo Substituted off 77'
CM 20 Morocco Hamid Nater
CF 11 Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane
CF 9 Cameroon François Endene
Substitutes:
CM 24 Morocco Sami Tajeddine Substituted in 60'
FW 30 Morocco Omar Zoubit Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Belgium Walter Meeuws
Zamalek:
GK 26 Egypt Abdel Wahed Al Sayed
RB 2 Egypt Ibrahim Hassan
CB 5 Egypt Besheer El-Tabei
CB 15 Egypt Wael El-Quabbani
CB 1 Egypt Mehdat Abdelhadi
LB 13 Egypt Tarek El-Sayed
CF 10 Egypt Walid Salah Abdel Latif
CM 20 Egypt Tamer Abdel Hamid
MF 22 Egypt Hossam Abdel Moniem Booked ?'
CM 11 Egypt Mohamed Aboul Ela Booked ?'
CF 9 Egypt Hossam Hassan Booked ?' Substituted off 89'
Substitutes:
FW 24 Egypt Abdel Halim Ali Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Brazil Carlos Roberto Cabral

Assistant referees:
Amadou Diop (Senegal)
Sow Magueye (Senegal)

Second leg[edit]

2002-12-13
17:00 GMT
Zamalek Egypt 1 – 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca
Abdel Hamid Goal 45+4' (Report)
Cairo Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 67,310
Referee: Al-Shelmani (Libya)
Zamalek
Raja Casablanca
Zamalek:
GK 26 Egypt Abdel Wahed Al Sayed
RB 2 Egypt Ibrahim Hassan Booked 40'
CB 1 Egypt Mehdat Abdelhadi
CB 5 Egypt Besheer El-Tabei
CB 15 Egypt Wael El-Quabbani
LB 13 Egypt Tarek El-Sayed
CM 20 Egypt Tamer Abdel Hamid
CM 11 Egypt Mohamed Aboul Ela
CM 14 Egypt Hazem Emam (c) Substituted off 78'
CF 10 Egypt Walid Salah Abdel Latif Substituted off 82'
CF 9 Egypt Hossam Hassan
Substitutes:
FW 24 Egypt Abdel Halim Ali Substituted in 82'
MF 22 Egypt Hossam Abdel Moniem Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Brazil Carlos Roberto Cabral
Raja Casablanca:
GK 1 Morocco Mustapha Chadli
CB 4 Morocco Abdelouahad Abdessamad Booked 15'
CB 8 Morocco Abdellatif Jrindrou Booked 19'
CB 16 Morocco El Amin Erbate Substituted off 80'
RM 24 Morocco Tajeddine Sami Booked 58' Substituted off 64'
CM 29 Morocco Zakaria Aboub
CM 27 Morocco Nabil Masloub
LM 23 Morocco Noureddine Kacemi Booked 60'
CM 20 Morocco Hamid Nater
CF 9 Cameroon François Endene
CF 11 Morocco Hicham Aboucherouane
Substitutes:
FW 30 Morocco Omar Zoubit Substituted in 80'
FW 5 Burkina Faso Mohamed Ali Diallo Substituted in 64'
Manager:
Belgium Walter Meeuws

Assistant referees:
Gamal El-Hawary (Libya)
Khaeri El-Magouri (Libya)

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