Egypt’s Al Ahly Defeat Algeria’s ES Sétif to Book CAF Champions League Final Place Against Wydad Casablanca

Egypt’s Al Ahly Defeat Algeria’s ES Sétif to Book CAF Champions League Final Place Against Wydad Casablanca

  • Al Ahly have qualified for their third CAF Champions League final in a row after beating ES Sétif
  • Al Ahly beat ES Sétif 6-2 on aggregate to book their place in the final of the CAF Champions League
  • Al Ahly will meet Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the final of the CAF Champions League in Morocco

Al Ahly are one step closing to making more history in African football.

Pitso Mosimane’s side are 90 minutes away from being crowned CAF Champions League winners three times in a row.

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Percy Tau had a hand in all six of Al Ahly's goals as the Egyptian side beat ES Sétif to book their spot in the CAF Champions League final. Image: @soccerzela/ Bheki_Nyathi
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The Egyptian Red Devils got past ES Sétif 6-2 despite drawing the second leg of their semi-final in Algeria. South Africa’s Percy Tau had a hand in all six of Al Ahly’s goals over the two legs, scoring two of them himself.

The player set up Ahmed Abdel Kader in the second minute of the game to give Al Ahly the perfect start and give the Egyptian side a 5-0 advantage in the tie.

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ES Sétif, playing in front of their home fans, wanted to give their supporters something worth cheering and started to push forward more. Ahmed Kendouci gave them more reason to cheer when his powerful effort hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced into the back of the net on the stroke of halftime.

ES Sétif started the second half stronger as well and scored their second at the hour mark. Riad Benayad scored the second to give the home crowd more reasons to celebrate and a slight inkling of hope.

The home side looked like they would hang on for a win but Percy Tau once again found a telling through ball. The South African set up Mohamed Sherif in the 92nd minute for Al Ahly's equaliser.

The game ended 2-2 but Al Ahly won 6-2 on aggregate. They will now face Wydad Casablanca in the final at the end of the month.

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Al Ahly have one foot in the CAF Champions League final and looks set to meet Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca there. Should they qualify for the finals, the Egyptian giants will contest their third final in a row and stand a chance to win a treble of sorts by winning it in three consecutive seasons.

Al Ahly have a four-goal advantage over Algeria's ES Setif after the first leg of their semi-final. Percy Tau scored twice and set up two goals as Al Ahly breezed through to a 4-0 win, Times LIVE reported.

Wydad, on the other hand, holds a 3-1 advantage over Petro de Luanda, Pulse Nigeria confirmed. With the final likely to be contested between the two sides, Al Ahly have approached CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe to demand a new venue for the final.