AL Ahly eye a ninth Champions League trophy

AL Ahly eye a ninth Champions League trophy
Hossam El-Badry

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Sep 29, 2017. 09:30

Fresh from a thrilling CAF Champions League quarter-final second leg encounter against Tunisia's Esperance, Al Ahly are out to down Etoile Sportive du Sahel in the semis.

The Cairo-based club shocked Esperance in Tunis last weekend, coming from behind to clinch a 2-1 win and will now face another Tunisian giant in the semis this Sunday.

Coach Hossam El-Badry says their fans are pushing them to win the CAF Champions League this year and they will fight to do so.

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"Our fantastic fans are demanding that we win the Champions League this year," said El-Badry.

"They want a ninth star on our shirts and a chance to compete against the best at the FIFA Club World Cup.

"Our target is winning the Champions League this year - nothing less."

The two African giants have previously clashed twice in the Champions League finals with Ahly winning 3-0 in 2005 and Sahel turning the tables two years later with a stunning 3-1 victory.




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