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CAF CL: “We are all happy, we are one team”, Al Ahly forward, Aliou Badji.

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Al Ahly forward,  Aliou Badji has express his joy and happiness after the Egyptian giants, Al Ahly booked their place at the CAF Champions league final. 

The 9 time African champions defeated Wydad Athletic club 3-1 in the second leg semifinals of the Champions League on Friday to book their place in this year’s CAF Champions league final after a 5-1 aggregate win.

Though the Senegalese forward,  Badji watch the game from the bench, the 23 year old still feels optimistic about the club’s qualification to the final.

“I think it is a good thing to reach the final because Al Ahly have not been able to achieve this in recent years”, Badji told the Al Ahly’s official website. 

“We are all happy,  as we are one team, and we very much want the fans to be able to attend the final match to encourage them to win the title. 

The player was also happy to have watched the game for 90 minutes on the bench.

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“I was very happy to watch the game from the bench despite not playing much lately,  and I am happy for the team’s victory,  we are all together and we are one team”, he added.

Al Ahly could line up against Zamalek to set up the first Cairo Derby final in the CAF Champions league final.

Zamalek on their part, beat Raja Casablanca 1-0 in their first leg semifinals match and will play the return leg on Sunday November 1, 2020.

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CAF Champions League Final To Be Played Without Fans.

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The 2019/20 CAF Champions League final to be played at the Cairo international stadium will be played without the fans.

CAF announced on  her official website earlier this week that, this year’s CAF Champions League Final between Al Ahly and Zamalek will be played behind closed doors.

This decision was reached after deliberations between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Egyptian FA to play the final behind closed doors.

The reason why the decision was taken was to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which according to reports, the pandemic is on the rise in some regions around the world.

Zamalek will be looking for their sixth CAF Champions League crown since 2002 while rivals Al Ahly will be searching for their 9th crown in over a decade.

The final will take place on Friday November 27,  2020 at the Cairo international stadium at 9pm.

 

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CAF Champions League Final: Zamalek vs Al Ahly Preview.

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Egyptian giants,  Zamalek and Al Ahly will battle in this year’s CAF Champions League final at the Cairo international stadium on Friday November 27, 2020 at 9pm.

Both teams are arguably the best two sides as they go into battle for the continent’s most valuable cup competition prize.

Rivalry.

The historic rivalry between these two historic Egyptian teams dates back in the 1948/49 season which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The two teams have met in 215 meetings,  Al Ahly has a lion share of 91 wins while Zamalek comes with 50 wins and 74 draws.

At the level of the champions league, the two sides have met 8 times with Al Ahly being the dominant force.

Caf Honors.

Al Ahly,  one of the continent’s greatest clubs have won 8 champions league crowns,  4 African cup winners cup and 5 super cups.

Zamalek comes with Champions League crowns,  4 super cups,  one African cup winners cup and one confederation cup.

Road to the final.

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The white Knights of Zamalek began their journey to final following a 13-0 aggregate score against Dekedaha of Somalia in preliminary rounds before seeing off Senegalese side, Generation Foot in a 2-2  aggregate score in the first round.

At the group stage, they finished second with 9points behind Dr. Congo giants TP Mazembe in group A.

At the quarter finals,  they eliminated Last season’s champions, Esperance of Tunis 3-2 on aggregate.  Then followed by a 4-1 aggregate score at the semis against Raja Casablanca.

Overall: Played 14 matches, W8, D3,  L3,  27 goals scored and 9 conceded.

Al Ahly on their part, had a 13-0 aggregate scoreagainst Atlabara of South Sudan in the preliminary round. Then seeing off Equato Guinean side, Cano Sport in a 6-0 aggregate score.

At the group stage,  Al Ahly finished second with 9points in group B.

At the quarter finals,  they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on aggregate before trashing Wydad 5-1 in the Semis.

Overall: 14 matches played,  10 wins, 3draw,  1 loss, 34 goals scored and 6 goals conceded.

READ   CAF CL: Pitso Mosimane reacts to Al Ahly's victory over Wydad.

Players to watch

Mostafa Mohammed of Zamalek will be a player to watch as he has scored 8 goals in the competition this campaign.

Also, Achraf Bencharki has also netted 7 times in the Champions League for Zamalek this season.

Al Ahly on their part, have Hussein El Shahat is the Red devils leading goal scorer with six in the competition.

Tunisian international left back, Ali Maaloul, their regular penalty taker will also be a man to watch for Al Ahly in tomorrow’s final and so far scored 4 goals.

It should be noted that no Egyptian coach will be on the touch line in tomorrow’s clash as South African Coach,  Pitso Mosimane will head the Red devils while the white Knights will led by Portuguese gaffer,  Jaime Pacheco.

The final comes up tomorrow Friday November 27, 2020 at the Cairo international stadium at 9pm.

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🇨🇲CAFCL : PWD reinforces squad ahead of Chiefs showdown

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Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com


Five players have joined PWD’s training camp in Limbe, as the Abakwa Boys continue to fine tune preparations ahead of their CAF Champions league preliminary round game against Kaizer Chiefs.

Coach David Pagou and his boys arrived Limbe on Tuesday afternoon and had a training session in that same evening.

19 Players took part in PWD’s expedition in Tripoli last week during which they won one game and drew one, in their back to back games against Al Ahli Tripoli.

Coach Pagou has now called for reinforcement. Five players who were not part of the Libyan trip due to administrative reasons, have now joined the team in Limbe and took part in their first training session on Wednesday morning.

Fuh Klein and four others joined the squad on Wednesday morning.

Fuh Klein, Maël Dindjeke, John Paul Nzo Ngong, Moluh Mohammed and Goalkeeper Raul Eya’a have now joined the squad at the Njalla Quan Sports Academy , at the Man O war Bay in Limbe. Another player, Ze Abessolo Bertrand is expected in camp in the hours ahead.

READ   CAF CL: Pitso Mosimane reacts to Al Ahly's victory over Wydad.

PWD will host Kaizer Chiefs at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Sunday, for the first leg, while the return leg will be played in South Africa on December 05, 2020.

Kaizer Chiefs is expected in Cameroon on Friday.

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