Zamalek are African Super Cup champions after defeating EspÃ©rance Sportive de Tunis on Friday at theÂ Thani bin Jassim StadiumÂ inÂ Al Rayyan, Qatar.
Second half brace from Achraf Bencharki propelled the Royal Club to defeat EspÃ©rance 3-1 as they are nowÂ four-timeÂ Super Cup winners.
The two sides came into the match by virtue of ZamalekÂ fromÂ Egypt being theÂ 2018â€“19 CAF Confederation CupÂ winners andÂ EspÃ©rance de TunisÂ fromÂ Tunisia, theÂ 2018â€“19 CAF Champions LeagueÂ winners,Â
Zamalek had the brightest of starts as they opened the floodgates early in the game. Obama shot them into the lead in the 2nd minute after heading home Mohamed Abdel-Shafi cross.
The Royal Club held their lines very well and took the 1-0 advantage into halftime. EspÃ©ranceÂ came into the game strong after recess in search of the equaliser.
Their effort was rewarded after being awarded a penalty. It had to take the intervention the VAR for the penalty to be awarded.
Hamdou Elhouni made no mistake from the spot as he sent the keeper the wrong way to level the score.
However, the equaliser did not last long as Zamalek restored their lead. Achraf Bencharki latched onto a loose ball and went on a solo run before placing the ball beyond the reach of the goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia.
Later, Moez Ben Cherifia kept his side in the tie after producing a saved from a long drive.Â However, he couldn't save his side in dying embers of the game to asÂ Achraf Bencharki lobbed the ball over him to cement the victory for Zamalek.