CAF Al Ahly receive hearty welcome in Egypt after defending crown

Senior government officers and Egyptian Football Association (EFA) officials received Al Ahly delegation at Cairo Airport on their return from Morocco where they won the CAF Champions League.

The Egyptian champions beat 10-man South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 on Saturday evening to defend the continental league title in Casablanca.

Al Ahly website reports that “the Ministers of Youth, Sports and Aviation were keen to receive Al-Ahly’s delegation with bouquets of roses, and to congratulate the team on winning the tenth title in the club’s history.”

EFA has since released a statement congratulating the Pitso Mosimane-led side for the victory.

The Egyptian Football Association, headed by Eng. Ahmed Mujahid and the membership of Ahmed Hossam Awad and Mohamed El Shawarby, extends its sincere congratulations to the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly headed by Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib and Al-Ahly fans on occasion of his victory today in the African Champions League for the tenth time in its history,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Sudanese giants Al Hilal have congratulated Al Ahly for the feat.

Congratulations for Al Ahly and the club fans on winning the CAF Champions League title. The club’s board, headed by Hesham El Subat, congratulates Al Ahly, the club’s board and the fans on winning the Champions League title, wishing the best for the club in the future,”reads Al Hilal’s message.

Al Ahly have now won their 10th Champions League title and a third for Mosimane, the only African to achieve that feat.

Al Ahly also won the championship in 1982, 1987, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2020.

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