Al Ahly eye second consecutive win

Al Ahly eye second consecutive win
Saleh Saleh of Al Ahly is challenged by Mtonga Kondwani of Zesco during the CAF Champions League match between Zesco and Al Ahly on 18 June 2016 at St Peter's College Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Aug 11, 2016. 15:30

Al Ahly will be seeking revenge over Zesco United when they meet in the Caf Champions League Group A clash at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Friday.

Kick-off is at 20h00.

The Red Devils of Egypt finally registered their maiden victory in the group stages of this year's Champions League in their last encounter.

A second-half goal from defender Ramy Rabia earned Ahly a 1-0 victory over Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in Rabat late last month.

However, the victory saw the Red Devils remain at the bottom of Group A standings with four points - three behind leaders Wydad.

Despite having won once in their first four group matches, Martin Jol's side still have a chance of progressing into knockout stages.

Ghanaian striker John Antwi remains Ahly's key man upfront. The lethal forward will look to inspire the Red Devils to victory on Friday.

Meanwhile, Zesco are hoping to complete a double over Ahly in the group stages when the two sides lock horns in Alexandria.

The Zega Mambo from Zambia are looking to bounce back to winning ways after playing to a draw in their previous group game.

Jackson Mwanza netted with ten minutes left on the clock to help Zesco hold Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas to a 1-1 draw in Abidjan late last month.

The draw left Zega Mambo placed second on Group A standings with seven points. They are only behind leaders Wydad on goal-difference.

A victory for George Lwandamina's side on Friday will see them edge closer to qualifying for the semi-finals of the prestigious continental tournament.

John Ching'andu will be hoping to score again against Ahly. The midfielder netted twice for Zesco as they won 3-2 at home in Ndola two months ago.

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