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Pitso Does It! Al Ahly Win CAF Champions League

Pitso Mosimane picked up his second CAF Champions League trophy as he guided Al Ahly to a 2-1 victory over Zamalek in the final on Friday night.

Al Ahly picked up their ninth Champions League win, after a tightly contested affair between the two Egyptian giants.

Five minutes into the game Amr El Soleya scored his first Champions League goal of the season to give Al Ahly the lead.

Zamalek equalised in the 31st minute, a great goal scored by veteran Shikabala, as he beat three defenders, before blasting it in against his former club.

Hussein El Shahat had a glorious chance eight minutes into the second half, but missed from six yards with an open net in front of him.

On the other end Mohamad El Shanawy was putting on a goalkeeping masterclass, with some fantastic saves to deny Zamalek, but he needed assistance from the upright in the 65th minute, as Ahmed Sayed’s cracking shot left the woodwork shaking.

But with five minutes to go Al Ahly were back in the lead, with a goal worthy of winning a final, scored by Mohamed Magdy Afsha.

Mosimane joined Al Ahly two months ago, and now has another winners medal to add to the one he won with Mamelodi Sundowns four years ago.

It is also a first winners medal for Mosimane’s South African assistant, Cavin Johnson.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.