Finally nine for Al Ahly

Finally nine for Al Ahly
  • Al Ahly recently won their first CAF Champions League title since 2013
  • They overcame arch-rivals Zamalek to snatch a FIFA Club World Cup ticket
  • reviews their ninth conquest

Over the past three years, Al Ahly experienced disappointments that may have sunk lesser clubs. The Egyptian giants saw the CAF Champions League title elude them at the final hurdle in successive seasons – first in 2017, when they were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Wydad Casablanca, and then in 2018, when they fell to a 3-0 defeat away to Esperance, having won the first leg 3-1 in Cairo.

Al Ahly’s campaign ended at the quarter-final stage in 2019 on the back of a 5-1 aggregate loss to Mamelodi Sundowns, but the Red Devils were not about to give up on their dreams of securing their ninth title.