We wanted to come to Joburg with a bigger lead – Coulibaly

We wanted to come to Joburg with a bigger lead – Coulibaly
epa05842773 Al Ahly's player Ali Maaloul (L) in action against Bidvest Wits player Daine Klate (R) during the African Champions League (CAF) match between Al Ahly and Bidvest Wits at Salam stadium in Cairo, Egypt, 11 March 2017. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Mar 18, 2017. 14:00

Al Ahly were hoping for a bigger lead ahead of their match against South African side Bidvest Wits, according to their striker Souleymane Coulibaly.

The Egyptian giants defeated the Clever Boys 1-0 in the first leg of the teams’ CAF Champions League first round tie played in Cairo last weekend.

The return leg is set for Johannesburg on Sunday and while Coulibaly believes that the Red Devils will still be able to qualify, he had hoped to come to South Africa with a bigger lead.

“We wanted to win by bigger margin in Cairo; to play the second-leg without any pressure, but we still can qualify from South Africa and win in Johannesburg,” Coulibaly told Al Ahly’s official website.

The aggregate winners of the tie will join 15 other teams in the new group stage of the premier continental competition.

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