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Al Ahly retain TotalEnergies CAF Champions League after defeating 10-man Kaizer Chiefs

Photo News: Al Ahly champions of Africa for 10th time
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Sun, 18 Jul 2021   ||   Egypt,
 

Sunday 18 July 2021: Egyptian football giants, Al Ahly defended their TotalEnergies CAF Champions League crown on Saturday after securing a 3-0 victory over 10-man Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa in the final.

The final was played on Saturday at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco.

Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdi Afsha, and Amr El Solia scored the goals to secure the trophy for the Egyptian club.

Before the end of the first half, the Soweto giants who were making their maiden appearance in the final were reduced to 10 men after midfielder, Happy Mashiane was shown a red card for a horror tackle.

The victory was a historic one for Al Ahly as they become the first club to win back-to-back Champions League titles three times.

They won 2005-2006, 2012-2013 and 2020-2021.

Al Ahly will pocket $2.5 million for winning the Champions League and are guaranteed at least another $3.5 million when they compete in the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

While Ahly celebrated their tenth Champions League trophy, head coach Pitso Mosimane also celebrated his third as coach and second with Ahly.

He led them to the crown last season.

 

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