- Al Ahly wins 2-1 against Zamalek in CAF Champions League final
- Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” scores the winning goal at the end of the match
- The Red Devils will participate in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup
Winner (2-1) of Zamalek, his great rival, in the final of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League, Al Ahly will participate in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place in Doha (Qatar) from February 1 to 11, 2021.
At the end of a meeting which kept all its promises in terms of spectacle and intensity, the Red Devils remain more than ever the most successful team of the competition with nine continental coronations. This unprecedented derby at this level between the two giants of Cairo, a city where football is lived passionately, took on a historic aspect since never two representatives of the same country had faced each other for the title.
CAF Champions League final
Al Ahly 2-1 Zamalek (Cairo Stadium, Egypt)
Scorers: Amr El Soleya (5 ‘), Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” (86’) for Al Ahly; Shikabala (31 ‘) for Zamalek
Al Ahly took the game on his own from the kick-off and opened the scoring with a header from Amr El Soleya, following a corner kick from Ali Maaloul. Far from being discouraged, the Zamalek players get several chances, before equalizing by Shikabala, after a great individual action. Party of the right, the captain of White knights avoids two defenders and, from outside the penalty area, unleashes a shot that ends in the opposite corner of Mohamed El Shenawy’s goal.
After the locker room, the intensity rises a notch. Opportunities follow one another at both ends of the field. Alone facing goal, Hussein El Shahat (Al Ahly) first found the post. In the process, Ahmed Sayed “Zizo” (Zamalek) in turn hits wood, this time on a long shot.
As the two teams head into extra time, Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” tilts the victory in the camp of Red Devils. At the entrance of the penalty area, the attacking midfielder Al Ahly controls the ball with his knee and puts in a powerful volley that leaves no chance for Abou Gabal, Zamalek’s goalkeeper.
Man of the match
Throughout the game, Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” poses enormous problems for his direct opponents relying on his speed and sharp calls. Coming very close to giving the victory to his people on a free kick obtained at the end of the game, he made the difference a few minutes later with a gesture full of panache.
At the state
9 – As the number of African championship titles won by Al Ahly at the end of the 2020 edition final.
“First and foremost, I want to congratulate the Zamalek players on their performance. Both teams delivered a very good game. It is not the first time that I have scored this way. I have already scored a similar goal with l ‘National team” – Mohamed Magdy “Afsha”, midfielder of Al Ahly
Did you know ?
- Al Ahly won the 139th title in its history, making it the most successful club in Egypt.
- Coach Pitso Mosimane, meanwhile, won his second CAF Champions League. Ironically, the South African technician won each time in the final against Zamalek: in 2016 with Mamelodi Sundowns and in 2020 with Al Ahly.