CAIRO: Zamalek striker Ahmed Gafaar vowed to score against Military Production in Wednesday s league match in order to atone for his failure to find the net in the previous three games.
Gafaar, who came across as a prolific hitman with Zamalek this term, couldn t get his name on the score sheet in the in the 1-0 win at Gaish on March 11.
The White Knights played out a tame goalless draw with the Dervishes later on Monday, to see their eight-match winning streak come to an end.
But Zamalek got back to winning ways in no time upon sinking Gouna 1-0 away on Friday, thanks to a Sherif Ashraf strike.
Gafaar, the Cairo side s current top scorer, squandered a clear-cut opportunity before making way for Ashraf.
Twenty-Four-year-old Gafaar pledged to make amends and increase his seven-goal tally when Zamalek host Production.
All players were suffering from exhaustion as a result of the hectic schedule and the trip to Gouna, he told FilGoal.com.
I wasn t really at my best in this game.
The former Egypt Telecom player could have scored against the coastal outfit when he towered unmarked to head a Hussein Yasser cross, but his effort went wide.
I spurned that chance because I was blinded by the sun, he explained.
But I promise to score in the next match with Millitary Production.
Gafaar, who joined Zamalek from Telecom in the close season, has become a regular figure since the departure of Amr Zaki and Ahmed “Mido Hossam.