Al Ahly Sporting Club — ASC, popularly called Al Ahly, is the defending champions of the CAF Champions League currently under the management of Pitso Mosimane, the former manager of their opponent, Mamelodi Sundowns.
So far, the club has won the CAF Champions League nine times. It is considered as the most successful team in Africa.
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on the other hand, won their sole Champions League title in 2016 with Mosimane.
To cap it all, Al Ahly is the most successful club in the world considering the number of trophies won globally. And the second most decorated club, when it comes to international titles following Real Madrid closely.
The two to nothing victory against Mamelodi yesterday, is a huge advantage to claiming a spot in the semi-finals if the victory is maintained.
In the early stage of the game, Mamelodi played with great composure and confidence at the Al Salam stadium. The first half saw Al Ahly leading with one to nothing and sealing the game with another at the end of the day.
T. Mohamed netted 23 minutes into the game and S. Mohsen made it two at 89 minutes.
Would the Cairo’s giant defeat Mamelodi again on Saturday, May 22?
The second leg will be at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
By 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.