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Al Ahly Thump Kaizer Chiefs To Claim 10th African Champions League title

Al Ahly have been crowned CAF Champions League champions for a record tenth time following a 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Saturday evening.

After a slow start to the game, Samir Nurkovic came close to giving SKaizer Chiefs  the lead in the 23rd minute, as Badr Benoun attempted clearance deflected off Akram Tawfik  and sailed inches wide of the upright.

Magdi Afsha had a chance to break the deadlock in the 23rd minute, as he blasted over from 12-yards out, after Chiefs  goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, spilled Hussein El-Shahat cross.

The Amakhosi continued to play second fiddle shortly before the half-hour mark, but were let off the hook after Amr El-Sulaya hoofed a low ball into the area from Ali Maaloul way over the top.

The chances still came the Red Eagles’ way as halftime loomed with Sherif blazing a first-time shot on the edge of the area before  Hussein El-Shahat had a look in at the other end.

At the stroke of halftime, Chiefs were reduced to ten men when Happy Mashiane was sent for an early shower after the referee went to the VAR before changing his initial yellow card to a red for the challenge on Akram Tawfik.


Having dominated early exchanges of the second stanza, Al Ahly finally found the opener on the 53rd minute when Twafik released Sherif clear on goal with an exceptional through ball before showing a great composure before sending the ball past Akpeyi.

Afsha killed off the tie for Al Ahly after making it 2-0 on the night with a close range finish on the 64th minute after exchanges with Sherif.

Amr El-Sulaya made it  3-0 on the night in the 74th minute when he connected a wonderful back heel from Sherif before sending a sublime shot into the back of the net.

Mohamed El-Shennawy made sure of the result when he denied second-half substitute Khama Billiat a chance to score a consolation in the 86th minute and subsequently Al Ahly sealed a record- tenth title.

How they lined up:

Chiefs: Akpeyi, Frosler, Mphahlele, Mathoho, Cardoso, Katsande, Blom, Ngcobo, Mashiane, Parker, Nurkovic

Al Ahly: El Shenway, Maaloul, Ayman, Benoun, Akram, Hamdy, El Soulia, El Shahat, Afsha, Taher, Sherif.

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