Champions League: it smacks of the final for Al Ahly

South African Pitso Mosimane, coach of Al Ahly.

(Illustration) REUTERS / Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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The Egyptians of Al Ahly took a very serious option for the final of the African Champions League by winning on the lawn of Wydad (2-0) Saturday, October 14.

Sunday, another Egyptian-Moroccan duel is played between Raja and Zamalek for the second semi-final.

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Finally !

After several months of suspension, the African Champions League, which began in August 2019, resumed its rights with the first semi-final played on Saturday between Wydad and Al Ahly (2-0).

The Cairo team won the first round for this first duel between Moroccans and Egyptians with a resounding victory (2-0) on the lawn of the winner of the trophy in 2017 and finalist in 2019. In an empty stadium, the Egyptians took this meeting from the right end by opening the scoring very quickly thanks to Mohamed Kafsha (4th).

Mission accomplished πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ¦…πŸ’ͺ # AfricaYaAhly #WEAreAlAhly #CAFCL pic.twitter.com/apyvoIf3AT

  Al Ahly SC πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ (@AlAhlyEnglish) October 17, 2020

The Moroccans, deprived of their public, will not be able to catch up and concede a second goal on a penalty from Ali Maaloul (62nd).

This is an ideal score for the record holder for Champions League titles (eight) who has been running behind his ninth since his success (1-1 / 2-0) in 2013 against Orlando Pirates (South Africa).

The return match is scheduled for Cairo next Friday 23 October.

Semifinals program (Universal Time)

Saturday 17th October

7:00 p.m. Wydad (TUE) - Al Ahly (EGY)

Sunday October 18

7:00 p.m. Raja (MAR) - Zamalek (EGY)

Friday 23 October

7:00 p.m. Al Ahly (EGY) - Wydad (MAR)

Saturday October 24

7:00 p.m. Zamalek (EGY) - Raja (TUE)

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