Ahly ready for CAFCL semifinals – Football director

Ahly ready for CAFCL semifinals – Football director
Al Ahly players celebrating

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Sep 21, 2020. 12:00

Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, the football director of Egyptian giants Al Ahly, says his club is more than ready to compete in the CAF Champions League semifinals.

The Cairo heavyweights are set to face Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in a two-legged clash next month, with the winners facing either Raja Casablanca or Zamalek in the Champions League final in early November.

Ahly have already enjoyed major success in the 2019-20 season, having wrapped up a record-extending 42nd Egyptian Premier League title this past weekend.

They will now put all of their energy and focus on claiming the African continental crown for a record-extending ninth time, with their last Champions League trophy arriving back in 2013.

The Red Devils reached the final in both 2017 and 2018, but fell at the hands of Wydad and Tunisian side Esperance de Tunis respectively.

“All I fear in the CAF Champions League is the lack of success,” Abdel-Hafiz told the club’s television channel, as quoted by Ahram Online.

“All four teams in the Champions League semifinals share the same level of performance, so we have to concentrate in our games.”

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