Zamalek were surprised by our tactics – Karim Zito

Zamalek were surprised by our tactics – Karim Zito

Dreams FC coach Abdul Karim Zito believes Zamalek were surprised by his game plan in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first leg.

Zito led the FA Cup champions as they held Zamalek to a goalless draw at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday.

Dreams FC president Jiji Alifoe welcomed the team at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday afternoon

Speaking to JoySports on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday afternoon, Zito said their tactics surprised Zamalek.

‘‘They were surprised (by our performance levels). When you look at our position in the league, it will give you a different impression about Dreams. They saw us as small boys but before they realised, they had to push and push but could not get it (the results).’’ he told JoySports.

Sunday’s draw was the first by a Ghanaian club against Zamalek in 27 years.

That time, it was Obuasi Goldfields who had won the Ghana Premier League for three consecutive seasons and Champions League finalists that year did it.

Four years prior, Asante Kotoko, who, like Goldfields, had won the league on three consecutive occasions and were Champions League runners up, held Zamalek to a goalless draw in Cairo.

Although the enormity of what they have accomplished is not lost on him, Zito is already planning for the reverse fixture.

‘‘I will change the pattern (of play) anyway. We will not sit back (like we did in the first leg) because 1-0 score line may not be ideal.We will both have chances but the advantage we have is that we are playing at home and they won’t have the 12th man behind them in Kumasi’’ he concluded.

Dreams will hold two training sessions in Accra before leaving on Wednesday evening.

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