Zamalek was hit hard on Saturday when he lost 3-1 to Esperance Tunisia in Radès, extending his winless start in Group D of the African Champions League.
“I congratulate Esperance on the victory in the match,” Pacheco said at the post-match press conference.
“In the first half we dominated the game and then we lost our focus only to receive the first goal but we quickly managed to score the equalizer before suffering two more goals.”
Zamalek, who was limited to two scoreless draws before losing to Esperance, is now third in the squad with two points, three behind MC Alger, who beat Teungueth FC 1-0 in Senegal. Esperance leads the group with seven points.
“Zamalek maintains the ambition to win the African Champions League title … the competition is still ongoing for qualifying,” said Pacheco.
Zamalek lost in the Champions League final last year to Ahly.
The Cairo giants are expected to host Esperance Tunisia next week in the 4th round of Group D matches.
“I thank the Zamalek players for their performance in the game against Esperance as we are in a difficult group but we still have a chance to qualify,” said Zamalek coach.
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