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Pitso’s Al Ahly Qualify For CAFCL Group Stages

Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly hammered USGN of Niger to book their ticket for this year’s CAF Champions League group stage.

The first leg had ended 1-1, but Saturday’s win saw Al Ahly go through 7-2 on aggregate.

Mohamed Sherif scored the early opener for the Mosimane’s side after a mistake at the back handed him the ball in the box and he made no mistake from close range.

Mohamed Magdy Afsha made it 2-0 for the host after just 16 minutes after a fine cross by Mahmoud Kahraba left him free in front of the empty net.

Ali Lofty was forced into a fine save in the 23rd minute when he pushed a shot from outside the box around the post.

Sherif had a chance to make it 3-0 for Al Ahly but he missed a one-on-one with the keeper in the 28th minute.

The visitors pulled one back in the 34th minute when Issoufou Hinsa finished a superb team move with a placed shot in the far corner.

Al Ahly almost scored a third in the 40th minute but the USGN goalkeeper came up with a superb save after a free-kick was flicked on towards the far post.

Afsha restored Al Ahly’s two-goal lead in the 57th minute following a brilliant individual run.

Mosimane’s men continued their rout in the 64 minute when when Hussein El-Shahat scored the fourth after playing a little dummy on the goalkeeper.

Kahraba completed his brace and made it 5-1 in the 68th minute thanks to a well-placed shot from outside of the box.

Al Ahly, though, were still not done and ended the sixth goal in the 89th minute thanks to another well-placed shot from outside the box, this time by Hamdy Fathi.

The dominant victory will be welcomed by Mosimane after the recent criticism he’s received by Egyptian media.

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