Africa

Al Ahly Edge Zamalek To Win Ninth CAF Champions League Title

Friday, November 27
*Zamalek 1-2 Al Ahly

Al Ahly managed to overcome Zamalek in a closely contested all-Egyptian CAF Champions League final in Cairo.

The Red Devils needed a late Mohamed Madgy Afsha goal to take their record extending ninth title, their first since 2013.

Christened as the club of the century, Al Ahly lived to the billing thanks to an early goal from Amr El Solaya in the opening five minutes. He headed home from Ali Maaloul’s corner.

However, the White Knights leveled terms thanks to a solo beauty from Fadlala Shikabala before halftime.

After exchanges back and forth in the second half, nothing seemed would separate the two sides. As the game looked to be destined for extra time, Magdi controlled the ball with his thigh before unleashing a swinging volley off a helpless keeper from a distance to spark wild celebrations.

Mohamed Madgy Afsha celebrates his strike. Al Ahly

The title, is the second for South African coach Pitso Mosimane who was brought in recently. Coincidentally, he had beaten Zamalek to win his first with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016.

Past Winners

1965 – Oryx Douala (Cameroon)
1966 – Stade Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
1967 – TP Englebert (Congo-Kinshasa)
1968 – TP Englebert (Congo-Kinshasa)
1969 – Ismaili (Egypt)
1970 – Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
1971 – Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)
1972 – Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1973 – Vita Club (Zaire)
1974 – CARA Brazzaville (Congo)
1975 – Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1976 – Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)
1977 – Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1978 – Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)
1979 – Union Douala (Cameroon)
1980 – Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)
1981 – JE Tizi Ouzou (Algeria)
1982 – Ahly (Egypt)
1983 – Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
1984 – Zamalek (Egypt)
1985 – Royal Armed Forces (Morocco)
1986 – Zamalek (Egypt)
1987 – Al Ahly (Egypt)
1988 – Entente Setif (Algeria)
1989 – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
1990 – JS Kabylie (Algeria)
1991 – Club Africain (Tunisia)
1992 – Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
1993 – Zamalek (Egypt)
1994 – Esperance (Tunisia)
1995 – Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
1996 – Zamalek (Egypt)
1997 – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
1998 – ASEC Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
1999 – Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
2000 – Hearts of Oak (Ghana)
2001 – Ahly (Egypt)
2002 – Zamalek (Egypt)
2003 – Enyimba (Nigeria)
2004 – Enyimba (Nigeria)
2005 – Ahly (Egypt)
2006 – Ahly (Egypt)
2007 – Etoile Sahel (Tunisia)
2008 – Ahly (Egypt)
2009 – TP Mazembe Englebert (DR Congo)
2010 – TP Mazembe Englebert (DR Congo)
2011 – Esperance (Tunisia)
2012 – Ahly (Egypt)
2013 – Ahly (Egypt)
2014 – Entente Setif (Algeria)
2015 – TP Mazembe Engelbert (DR Congo)
2016 – Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
2017 – Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
2018 – Esperance (Tunisia)
2019 – Esperance (Tunisia)
2020 – Ahly (Egypt)


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