Al-Ahly shined against Wydad, winning 3-1 and reaching the African Champions League final on the merits. (See the details)
El-Shenawi said, “We had a mission and we fulfilled what was required. We trained with full force on Wydad’s weaknesses and strengths. We studied the Moroccan team well, and thank God for reaching the final.”
“We will only be happy with the victory today, and from tomorrow we will start thinking about the final and preparing for the final,” he added in his statements via BN Sports.
El-Shenawi revealed what Al-Ahly coach Pitso Musimani said between the two halves of the match, “Musimane asked the players to have more possession of the ball in the second half and also to score again,” he said.
He continued, “Musimani told us that he wanted more goals and asked us to play well, and thank God we did that as well.”
He finished, “I dedicate the victory to Al-Ahly fans, the board of directors and all the players.”
Al-Ahly qualified for the final after winning, back and forth, with five goals for one goal in the aggregate of the two matches.
Al-Ahly is expected to meet the winner from Zamalek or Raja on the sixth of November at Cairo Stadium.
That final qualification became the first for Al-Ahly after two years of absence, and the third in the last four years.
In general, this qualification became the number 13 in the history of the Red Genie for the final as a record, as it was crowned eight times and lost the title on four occasions.