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Al Ahly Clinches 9th Champions League Trophy


The world most decorated football club, Al Ahly has clinched its 139th trophy after defeating fellow Egyptian arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the CAF Champions League final. The newly crowned African champions have now clinched the trophy on nine (9) different occasion and will feature at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™, which will be held in Doha from 1 to 11 February 2021.

Joining the red devils three months from Mamelodi Sundowns, South African manager, Pitso Mosimane, on Friday led his team to victory at the Cairo International Stadium. Two goals – one in each half clinched the ninth title for Ahly since their first triumph in 1982.

Nigerian forward, Junior Ajayi played his 93rd game for the club in a tie that sees Amr El Solia scoring the opener in the fifth minute and Mohamed Magdy securing the winner five minutes from time. Shikabala equalised for Zamalek in the 31st minute.

Mosimane won his first Champions League title in 2016, beating Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate and he repeated the trick again on Friday to keep up the record of Zamalek never beating their rivals in Africa’s top football competition.