Egypt’s Al Ahly Win Record 12th African Champions League Title


Egyptian giants Al Ahly have secured their record-extending 12th CAF Champions League title, defeating Tunisia’s Esperance 1-0 in the second leg of the final held in Cairo. The first leg in Tunisia had ended in a goalless draw, setting the stage for a decisive match at Al Ahly’s home ground in Egypt. The only goal of the match came early, just four minutes in, when Esperance midfielder Roger Aholou mistakenly  deflected a header from Al Ahly defender Rami Rabia into his own net. The header was delivered from a corner taken by Hussein El Shahat, giving Al Ahly an early advantage. Throughout the first half, Al Ahly continued to press for a second goal. Wessam Abou Ali struck the side-netting, and Percy Tau narrowly missed the target. El Shahat was also denied by Esperance’s goalkeeper Amanallah Memmiche. Despite these efforts, Al Ahly went into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Esperance, struggling to break down Al Ahly’s formidable defense, saw their best chance come just after the hour mark when Yan Sasse’s curling shot went off target. As the match progressed, Al Ahly adopted a more defensive approach, allowing Esperance to…

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