Africa

CAF Champions League Final: Facts To Note Ahead Of All-Egyptian Tie

Friday, November 27
*Zamalek Vs Al Ahly – 9pm

Its all set for the CAF Champions League final that pits together two Egyptian clubs, and eternal rivals. The greatest derby on the African continent.

This rivalry can be traced way back in the late 1940s, and the sides will be meeting for the 216th time – Al Ahly has taken the Lion’s share with 91 victories against Zamalek’s 50.

The Red Devils, as Al Ahly are called, formed 1907, will be going for a record extending 9th CAF Champions League title. Their last triumph was in 2013.

The White Knights on the other hand, formed in 1911, have won this title five times. Their last was in 2002.

To reach this stage, both sides eliminated Moroccan sides at the semifinal stage: Al Ahly ousted Wydad Casablanca 5-1 on aggregate while Zamalek eliminated Raja Casablanca 6-5 on aggregate.

The final at Cairo International Stadium will be played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coached by Pitso Mosimane, Al Ahly will back on Hussein El Shahat who has bagged 6 goals in this year’s tourney while Zamalek’s Jaime Pacheco will hope the best from Mostafa Mohamed who has scored eight goals going into Friday’s final.

(Additional reporting from CAF)


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