Arab fans are awaiting a heated confrontation between Moroccan Raja Casablanca and his Egyptian counterpart, on Monday evening, in the match they are hosting at the Marrakech Grand Stadium in the second leg of the round of four in the King Mohammed VI Cup for Arab Clubs Champions “Arab Championship” in a meeting held without the presence of the masses because Corona virus outbreak, which caused the match to be postponed since last March.
The result of the first-leg match ended with an Ismaili victory over Moroccan Raja with a clean goal, and the two teams are seeking to reach the final match to face the Saudi Jeddah club, which rose at the expense of its fellow youth.
Moroccan Raja is seeking to compensate for his exit from the 32nd round of the African Champions League, while Ismaily wants to achieve a new achievement by reaching the final of the Arab Championship, after he climbed to it 17 years ago, specifically in the 2004 Arab Champions League, but lost the title to Tunisia’s Sfaxien with a penalty shootout.
Raja received a painful blow after his coach, Jamal Al-Salami, was infected with the Corona virus, and his absence from the match was confirmed while the Congolese striker was restored between Malango after he recovered from the virus, and he was absent from the Moroccan team, playmaker Abdelilah Al Hafizi due to injury, as well as the right-back Omar Boutayeb, while he will lead the match from Ali Bench assistant coach Hisham Abu Sharwan.
There are 21 players in Al-Raja camp, and they are goalkeepers: Anas Al-Zuniti, Mohammed Bouamira, Amir Al-Haddawi, and in the defense line: Abdel-Elah Madhkour, Sanad Al-Werfalli, Marwan Al-Houdoudi, Elias Al-Haddad, Abdel-Rahim Shaker, Fabrice Nujoma, Osama Soukhan, Abdel-Jalil Jabira And in the midfield: Mohamed Zaridah, Omar Al-Arjoun, Zakaria Al-Wardi, Ayoub Naah, Muhammad Al-Mekazi, Mohsen Metwally, and the offensive line: Mahmoud Benhalib, Sufyan Al-Rahimi, between Malango, Wael Noah Al-Saadawi.
While facing Al-Raja, Omar Al-Wahsh and Medhat Faqousa are absent from the Coronavirus infection, in addition to the trio Ahmed Ayman, Abdel-Rahman Magdy, and Baher Al-Mohammadi, who are injured.
The Darwish technical staff settled on the formation in which the meeting will be contested, and it will consist of Mohamed Sobhi to guard the goalkeeper, and in defense Muhammad Hashem, Muhammad Ammar, Marwan al-Sahrawi, and Radwan Sharifi, while Al-Wasat is led by Muhammad Adel, Mahmoud Abdel-Ati, “Dunga”, Ahmed Madbouly, Muhammad Al-Shami, and Thank Najib. The Tunisian Fakhreddine Ben Youssef plays as an explicit spearhead.
The Arab Football Association assigned Al-Ismaili and Al-Rajaa Al-Maghribi to arbitrate the Iraqi Muhannad Qassem and was assisted by his fellow countryman Wathiq Mudallal and the Jordanian Ahmed Al-Reweli, along with the Jordanian Ahmed Yaqoub, a fourth referee.
The technical meeting between the two teams witnessed agreement on several matters to be adhered to during the meeting scheduled to be held at the Grand Stadium in Marrakesh without the presence of the masses, such as the substitution system, which will allow each team to make five changes. The penalty shoot-out will also be applied directly without setting additional times in case the two teams tie in The result of the match.