Written by Fathi El Shafei – Lubna Abdullah
Saturday, May 13, 2023 01:00 AM
Today, Saturday, the delegation of the Al-Ahly club football team returns to Cairo from Tunisia after playing the Esperance match with the first leg of the African Champions League semi-finals, which was held at Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Rades without an audience, in implementation of the penalty imposed by the Confederation of African Football “CAF” due to the events that took place. The blood and gold team’s last match in the African Championship took place against Algeria’s JS Kabylie, in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the African Champions League.-
Al-Ahly’s technical staff, led by Marcel Koller, called on its players to “turn” the page of the first-leg match against Esperance and think about the decisive return match scheduled for next Friday evening at Cairo International Stadium. Whoever rectifies these negatives and works to fix them before the return match, which will be more exciting and exciting, to settle the boarding pass for the final match of the Champions League.-
Al-Ahly club advanced to the semi-finals for the nineteenth and fourth consecutive time in the history of its participation in the African Champions League, whether in its old or new name, after a goalless draw with the Moroccan Raja Casablanca team in the return match of the quarter-finals, which was held in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, Al-Ahly had won the first leg in Cairo with two free goals scored by Mohamed Abdel Moneim and Hamdi Fathy.
Al-Ahly won the championship ten times, which is an African record, followed by Congolese Mazembe clubs and Egyptian Zamalek with five championships each, followed by Tunisian Esperance with four titles, then Canon Yaounde of Cameroon, Havia Conakry of Guinea, Raja and Moroccan Wydad with three titles each.