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CAF Champions League: Al Ahly Too Strong For AS Vita

Al Ahly proved to be too strong for AS Vita, as they romped to a 3-0 win in African Champions League Group A clash played at the Stade de Matyrs , Kinshasa on Tuesday afternoon.

Pitso Mosimane’s men dictated play from the onset and they went ahead in the sixth minute when Mohamed Sherif threaded a fine pass for Marwan Mohsen, who controlled well before firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

Florent Ibenge’s side grew stronger after going behind, as the likes Fistone Mayele, Makabi Lilepo started having a bigger influence on the game.

As the match progressed, the visitors settled down again and Mohammed Magdy capitalized on Vita defensive blander to extend the Red Devils’ lead.

Al Ahly ended the half on a stronger note, however Vita had Ousmane Ouattara to thank on numerous occasions, as he popped up with a few important interceptions and blocks in the first half.

It also proved to be a quiet evening for Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi, as the Black Dolphins struggled to create openings in the final third, while their efforts from distance failed to hit the target.

Al Ahly nearly extended their lead shortly after the break when Badr Benoun potted Simon Omossola off his line but the defender’s effort sailed just over the crossbar.

Omossola came to Vita’s rescue in the 54th minute, as he pulled off a superb save to deny Mohamed Magdi from 12-yards out.

The Red Devils extended their advantage in the 78th minute, as Taher Mohammed collected a long pass from Walter Bwalia, before clinically firing into the far corner from the edge of the area.

Omossola continued to save Vita as the second half went on, this time pulling off a good stop to deny Taher Mohamed from a tight angle in the 84th minute.

Ducapel Moloko’s two attempts in the 88th minute were saved by the Pharaohs custodian, who parried away a curved shot from the Congolese international at the edge of the box.

How they lined up:

Vita Club: Simon Omossola, Ousmane Ouattara, Djuma Shabani, Wangu Mbabu, Ernest Luzolo, Amede Masasi, Merveille Kikasa (Jeremie Mumbere46), Zemanga Soze, Ricky Tulengi (Wabantu Kabwe 46), Fistone Mayele, Makabi Lilepo (Ducapel Moloko 78)

Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi – Ayman Ashraf (Ahmed “Beckham” Ramadan 68), Badr Benoun, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Hani – Amr El-Solaya, Aliou Dieng, Junior Ajayi (Hussein El-Shahat 74), Mohamed

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