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Al-Ahly club won the African Champions League for the tenth time in its history at the expense of the South African Kaizer Chiefs.

Al-Ahly defeated Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the match that was held at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.

Al-Ahly goals scored by Mohamed Sharif, Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Amr Al-Sulayya.

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Pitso Mosimane preferred to enter the match with the double of Hamdi Fathi and Amr Al-Sulayya in the midfield, while keeping Malian Aliou Diang on the bench.

The quartet Hussein Al-Shahat, Muhammad Majdi Afsha, Taher Muhammad Taher and Muhammad Sharif were present to lead the offensive line.

On the other hand, Stuart Baxter, coach of the Kaizer Chiefs, decided to include Daniel Akbe in the goalkeeping position.

And the presence of Ngkubo in the offensive line instead of Leonardo Castro with the duo Bernard Parker and Samir Norkovic.

Match Description

first half

Kaizer Chiefs started the match by pressing in the first three minutes with a corner kick that Al-Ahly’s defense managed to deal with.

After that, Al-Ahly players dominated the match, with the Kaizer Chiefs players retreating to secure their areas.

Al-Ahly often went to cross balls, which he played 18 times in the first half, of which only 4 were correct with long shots, which did not know their way to the Kaizer Chiefs goal.

The most prominent moment in the first half was in stoppage time after a strong intervention from Kaizer Chiefs player Happy Maciani against Akram Tawfik, so the referee returned to the video clip and took out the red card, after which the first half ended in a goalless draw.

The first half witnessed Ayman Ashraf from Al-Ahly and Bernard Parker receiving the yellow card.

Second half

Pitso Mosimane started the second half by inserting Yasser Ibrahim in the place of Ayman Ashraf, while Stuart Baxter intervened by inserting Khama Billiat in the place of Ngkubo.

Al-Ahly tried to take advantage of the Kaizer Chiefs numerical shortage at the beginning of the second half to give Hussein Al-Shahat a chance with the 47th minute, but his shot hit Kaizer Chiefs defender to go out for a corner kick.

Al-Ahly continued its attempts to give Mohamed Magdy Qafsha a chance after a double pass with Mohamed Sharif, but Afshas shot came far from the goal in the 50th minute.

The 53rd minute witnessed the first goals of the match after a pass from Akram Tawfiq in the heart of Kaizer Chiefs defense to Mohamed Sharif, who shot with his left, announcing Al-Ahly’s first goals.

A new opportunity was given to Taher Mohamed Taher with the 56th minute, but he did not manage to pay it as required.

Kaizer Chiefs coach made his second change in the 60th minute with Anthony Ajayi coming in for Ngabulu Bloom.

Mohamed Magdy Afsha added the second goal of Al-Ahly club with the 64th minute after a counter-attack and a pass from Mohamed Sharif, which Afsha hit the net directly.

The second change for Al-Ahly was in the 67th minute with the entry of Aliou Diang in the place of Taher Mohamed Taher.

It was Amr Al-Sulayyas turn with the 74th minute to sign the third goals of the match after a pass from Mohamed Sherif.

Al-Sulayya’s goal made him the first player in the history of the African Champions League to score in three consecutive finals he participated in, after he scored against Esperance 2018 and Zamalek 2020.

Moroccan Badr Banoun received a yellow card in the 78th minute, after which Khama Billiat took the free kick and Mohamed El-Shennawy took it out for a corner kick.

The match calmed down after that, amid negative control from Al-Ahly, so Pitso Musimani intervened with three changes at once in the 90th minute, with the exit of Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Badr Banon and Mohamed Sharif, and the entry of Junior Ajayi, Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba and Salah Mohsen.

After two minutes of added time, the referee blew his whistle, announcing the end of the match, for Al-Ahly to win the tenth title in its history and participate in the Club World Cup for the seventh time.



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