By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Egyptian club side Al Ahly were on sung in the CAF Champions League for the ninth time after beating rivals Zamaleke of Egypt 2-1.
Regarded as the derby of the century, the rivalry is obvious and is more strife by the fact that the two teams had a drought to end; Zamaleke last won the trophy in 2002 while Al Ahly in 2013.
It was Ali Maaloul who settled the scores after a tight tie which was going into extra time after a 1-1 scoreline.
Pitso Mosimane’s team was in front as early as the 5th minutes.
Amr El Soleya, who was left unmarked headed the ball in from a corner to give Al Ahly the lead.
However, a wonderful strike by veteran winger ‘Shakabala’ put the game all squared in the 31st minutes.
Mahmoud Abdulrazak nicknamed Shakabala drove the ball from the left straight to the middle before he struck the ball with his left to put the ball at the back of the net.
Afsha scored a stunner at the nick of time after continues pressure from Al Ahly in the 86th minutes which turned out to be the winner of the game and make history.
For coach Pitso Mosimane, it was history made also as he becomes the third coach to win the CAF Champions League with two different teams. Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns.
The trophy also is his fourth for the 2019/2020 season.
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