The African Football League kicked off this afternoon in Tanzania at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium where Simba SC held Al Ahly to a 2-2 draw.
The Egyptian champions started the game on the front foot with couple of half-chances but couldn’t convert.
Inside 35th minute they thought they’ve found a way after Video Assistant Referee called the referee to go check what was seemed like a penalty, but the Mauritanian referee waved away.
Deep in the first half, the 11-times CAF Champions League winners scored the opener via Reda Slim just before the break.
But seven minutes after half-time Denis Kibu equalised for the Tanzanian giants and another six minutes later substitute Sadio Kanoute scored the second for Simba and turn the game upside down.
Al Ahly piled on the pressure and they were rewarded with Kahraba netting to make it 2-2 in the 63rd minute.
Both sides looked to find a winner and both hit the cross bar but a fifth goal never came.
The Red Devils walk away with two away goals ahead of the second leg that will be played in Egypt in four days time.