Posted on: Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 12:38 AM | Last update: Saturday 20 May 2023 – 12:38 AM
Al-Ahly club qualified for the final of the African Champions League for the sixteenth time in its history, after defeating Tunisia’s Esperance, 1-0, scored by Hussein Al-Shahat. Al-Ahly had won in Tunisia, 3-0, scored by Percy Tau two goals, and Mahmoud Kahraba’s goal.
Al-Ahly is awaiting the winner in the aggregate matches of the South African Sundowns and Moroccan Wydad matches in the final match, noting that the first-leg match in Morocco ended in a draw without goals.
Al-Ahly holds the record for reaching the final of the African Champions League with a score of sixteen times, followed by Zamalek and Esperance with eight times each, then Congolese Mazembe and Ghanaian Kotoko with seven times each, and Guinean Havia Conakry and Moroccan Wydad with five times each, and Moroccan Raja four times, South Africa’s Sun Downs reached the final twice.
Al-Ahly also reached the final round for the fourth time in a row, after it reached the seasons 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and this season 2022-2023, equaling its previous record by reaching the final round four times in a row in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Al-Ahly achieved the CAF Champions League final four times in a row, except for the Guinean club Havia Conakry, and achieved it once in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.
Al-Shorouk reviews with you the results of Al-Ahly’s previous confrontations in the Champions League final:
1982: Al-Ahly won the championship after defeating Kotoko of Ghana in the first leg in Cairo 3-0 and 1-1 in Kumasi.
1983: He met for the second time with Kotoko of Ghana, and the two teams drew without goals in Cairo. Kotoko won in Kumasi 1-0.
1987: Al-Ahly won the championship after a draw with Al-Hilal of Sudan in Khartoum without goals, and won Cairo 2-0.
2001: Al-Ahly won the championship after a 1-1 draw with Sun Downs of South Africa in Pretoria, and Cairo won 3-0.
2005: Al-Ahly won the championship after a goalless draw with ES Sahel in Sousse, and a 3-0 victory in Cairo.
2006: Al-Ahly won the championship after a 1-1 draw with Tunisian Sfaxien in Cairo, and a 1-0 victory in Rades.
2007: He met with the Tunisian Etoile du Sahel and tied in Sousse without goals, and Etoile Sahel won in Cairo 3-1.
2008: Al-Ahly won the championship after defeating Cameroonian Cotton 2-0 in Cairo, and a 2-2 draw in Garoua.
2012: Al-Ahly won the championship after a 1-1 draw with Tunisian Esperance in Alexandria, and a 2-1 victory in Rades.
2013: Al-Ahly won the championship after drawing with Orlando Pirates of South Africa 1-1 in Johannesburg, and winning Cairo 2-0.
2017: He met Moroccan Wydad, tied 1-1 in Alexandria, and Wydad won Casablanca 1-0.
2018: It met with Tunisian Esperance, and Al-Ahly won in Cairo 3-1, and Esperance won in Rades 3-0.
2019-2020: Al-Ahly won the championship after defeating Zamalek in Cairo 2-1. 2020-2021: Al-Ahly won the championship after defeating Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa, in Casablanca, 3-0.
2021-2022: He met Moroccan Wydad, and Wydad won Casablanca 2-0.
2022-2023: He will meet the winning team in the two matches of the South African Sun Downs and the Moroccan Wydad.
Al-Ahly played 27 matches in the CAF Champions League final, winning eleven matches, drawing eleven matches, and losing five matches. Its players scored 35 goals and conceded 21 goals.
The two final round matches are scheduled to take place in early June, the first leg will be held on Sunday, June 4 in Cairo, and the return match will be held on Sunday, June 11, at the winner’s stadium from Wydad and Sun Downs.