African Champions League: Al Ahly Through To Semifinals

African Champions League: Al Ahly Through To Semifinals

Egypt’s giant, Al Ahly qualifies for African Champions League semi finals playing 1-1 against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

In the first leg of their quarter-final against Mamelodi in Cairo, Al Ahly were already on the safe side with a clean sheet 2-0 win.

Yasser Ibrahim for Al Ahly opened the scoring 11th minute into the game. The game stretched to the final whistle making a 3-1 aggregate.

The team together with South Africa’s Kazier Chiefs, Tunisia’s Esperance and Wydad Casablanca successfully made it to the semi finals.

Al Ahly will now be playing against Esperance of Tunisia, while Kazier Chiefsand plays against Wydad Casablanca.

The Journey of the Comebacks

Who would have thought Esperance would qualify with their first leg loss?

The club lost the first leg of their quarter-final 2-0 away to Algeria’s Chabab Belouizdad, but emerged worthy of the semi finals beating its opponent on penalty kicks.

Kaizer Chiefs battled with Simba to reach the semi finals. The Chiefs won 4-0 in the first leg of the quarter finals and we’re shocked to almost draw the game as it ended 4-3 aggregate.

For Wydad, it took just a goal from Morocco’s Walid el Karti to fly over to the semi finals against Algeria’s MC Alger scoring a 2-1 aggregate.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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