CAF Champions League Al Ahly on course after home victory against Wydad AC

Al Ahly drew first blood against Wydad AC in the first leg of the final of the Caf Champions League after securing a 2-1 victory at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday night.

South Africa forward Percy Tau put the Red Devils ahead in the 45th minute before Hussein Elshahat added the second to put the Egyptian giants closer to a record-extending 11th Champions League title.

Wydad kept their hopes alive after Said Eddine Bouhra came off the bench to reduce the deficit in the 86th minute of the entertaining fixture. Ahly went to break a goal up via Tau’s bullet header at the stroke of 45 minutes.

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The Egyptian giants had a penalty decision overruled by VAR on the half-hour mark. The referee had initially pointed to the spot after Ali Maaloul’s freekick seemingly bounced off a hand inside the box but after visiting the pitchside monitor, the ref changed his initial decision.

Kahraba smashed home the second on the hour mark after Elshahat picked a long ball from Mohamed Hany on the left before cutting it back into the area.

Wydad will only need a 1-0 victory to retain their crown and if Ahly scores, they will have to put three more in the back of the net to earn victory.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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