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CAF Champions League winners: Al Ahly factfile

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Al Ahly won the CAF Champions League. This made Pitso Mosimane become the most successful African manager in the tournament’s history, claiming the trophy for the third time

Full time score: Kaizer Chiefs 0 : 3 Al Ahly (Sherif 53’, Moursy 64’, El Soulia 74’)


Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane celebrating with his players aftrer winning CAF Champions League PHOTO/TWITTER

Factfile for 2021 CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt:

Popular name: Cairo Red Devils

Captain: Mohamed el Shenawy

Coach: Pitso Mosimane (RSA)

Path to victory: Round of 32 – Sonidep (NIG) 4-0 home, 1-0 away; Group A – Al Merrikh (SUD) 3-0 2-2, Simba (TAN) 1-0 0-1, V Club (CON) 2-2 3-0; quarter-finals – Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) 2-0 1-1; semi-finals – Esperance (TUN) 3-0 1-0; final – Kaizer Chiefs (RSA) 3-0


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Scorers: 6 – Sherif, 3 – Magdy, Mohamed; 2 – Banoun, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Kahraba; 1 – Walter Bwalya (COD), Dieng, Hussein el Shahat, Amr el Sulaya, Maaloul, Mohsen Mohsen, Salah Mohsen, Walid Soliman

Champions League record: 1998 – first round, 1999 – Group A, 2000 – Group B, 2001 – winners, 2002 – Group A, 2004 – first round, 2005, 2006 – winners, 2007 – runners-up, 2008 – winners, 2009 – second round, 2010 – semi-finals, 2011 – Group B, 2012, 2013 – winners, 2014, 2015 – second round, 2016 – Group A, 2017, 2018 – runners-up, 2019 – quarter-finals, 2020 – winners, 2021 – winners


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CAF titles: 10 – Champions League, 7 – Super Cup, 4 – African Cup Winners Cup, 1 – Confederation Cup

Note: Ahly won the forerunner of the Champions League, the African Cup of Champions Clubs, in 1982 and 1987

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