By Uche Dozie 

Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria


The rivalry between the two biggest club sides in Egypt; Al Ahly and Zamalek continues as the latter has put up a banner claiming to be the best club of the century.

The banner in Arabic fonts was displayed in front of the club’s office.

Al Ahly celebrated twenty years of being named as African Club of the Century by Confederation of African of Football (CAF) on Friday.

Zamalek say CAF should award them and not Al Ahly. The club argues that going by the number of trophies won on the continent, they should have the award not the reds. Zamalek has nine trophies compared to Al Ahly’s eight.

In the year 2000, CAF ranked clubs in Africa based on points amassed from quarterfinals to the finals of the Cup Winners Cup and the African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1965 to 1996.

Points were also counted for clubs who participated in the CAF Champions League which started in 1997, the Super Cup and the World Club Championship.

Al-Ahly gathered 40 points to rank first and beat rivals Zamalek who got 37 points to take second while Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Canon de Yaounde with 34 points each ranked third respectively.


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