Al-Ahly continues to achieve records and is crowned champion of the African Champions League for the ninth time in its history by winning the final of the continental competition over its rival Zamalek with two goals for Friday’s goal at Cairo International Stadium.
Al-Ahly of Egypt dropped its fellow countryman and rivals Zamalek 2-1, winning the CAF Champions League title for the ninth time in its history and boosting its record, Friday at Cairo International Stadium behind closed doors due to the repercussions of the new Coronavirus.
Bakr Al-Ahly opened the scoring by Amr Al-Suliya with a header after a corner (5), then Adel Mahmoud Abdel-Razek “Shikabala” after a solo effort and a great shot (31), while Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” kidnapped the winning goal in the fatal moments (86).
Upon its coronation, Al-Ahly will represent Africa in the Club World Cup scheduled in Doha between February 1 and 11.
Al-Ahly opened the scoring early from a corner kick to the left of Mohammed Abu Jabal, which was played by the Tunisian Ali Maaloul, followed by Amr Al-Soleya with a header from close range into the net (5).
A quarter of an hour after the start, Zamalek began to pressure the Red Team area through Mahmoud Abdel-Razek “Shikabala”, Moroccan Ashraf Bin Sharqi, and Mustafa Mohamed.
The sons of the White Castle had what they wanted when the 34-year-old commander Shikabala took matters into his own hands, so he set off on the right corridor elusive Maaloul and the Nigerian Junior Ajay and Al-Sulaia, before firing a wonderful shot on his left that exploded in the right scissor of the international goalkeeper Muhammad Al-Shennawi, who stood watching it inside the net ( 31).
At the beginning of the second half, Zamalek almost advanced for the first time, but a powerful shot by Mustafa Mohamed Al-Makhuf in front of the goal was stopped by goalkeeper Al-Shennawi (50), and Hussein Al-Shahat responded with a more dangerous one from the post who saved Zamalek from a second goal (55).
Al-Qaim interfered again, but this time on the side of Al-Ahly, after a missile shot from outside the area by Ahmed Sayed “Zizou”, the brilliant, current with Zamalek (65).
Ten minutes before the end of the original time, a powerful shot went to Muhammad Majdi “Afsha”, a few centimeters away from the right post of Abu Jabal (80).
While the match was heading towards an extension, “Afsha” (24 years), the former Enppi and Pyramids player, prepared the ball for himself outside the area, fired by a missile “on the fly” that exploded in Zamalek’s goal a wonderful second goal (86) that gave his team the precious continental title.