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African giants Al Ahly of Egypt made a tame exit from the CAF Champions League Saturday, edging Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa 1-0 but losing the quarter-final 5-1 overall.
Famed Egyptian club Al Ahly face one of the greatest challenges in their 112-year history when they try to wipe out a five-goal CAF Champions League deficit Saturday.
The Cairo derby between Egyptian league leaders Zamalek and rivals Al-Ahly on Saturday finished in a goalless draw in a fixture moved 200km away from the capital due to security concerns and less than three months before the country hosts the Africa Cup of Nations.
The last round of CAF Champions League group-stage games saw Al Ahly – beaten in the last two finals – qualify for the quarter-finals.
Record eight-time CAF Champions League trophy-holders Al Ahly of Egypt could this Tuesday become the first club to secure a 2018/2019 quarter-finals place. Â
Controversial decisions helped record eight-time CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly defeat V Club 2-0 Saturday in their opening group-stage clash.
Spaniard Juan Carlos Garrido will become the first coach to win the CAF Confederation Cup with different clubs if Raja Casablanca of Morocco lift the trophy in Kinshasa Sunday.
Clubs from Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar will meet once again in a politically-charged group stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League but officials are confident that football can help to bring the squabbling neighbours together.
Tunisian police deployed more than 6,000 officers as well as drones and canine units for a hotly anticipated CAF Champions League final on Friday after a controversial first leg.
Al Ahly of Egypt take a 3-1 lead over Esperance of Tunisia to the CAF Champions League final second leg Friday against a backdrop of a tarnished African club football image.
Al Ahly of Egypt and Tunisian side ES Tunis will go head-to-head in the CAF Champions League final.