- The rivalry between Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly is getting bigger by the day
- These two giants have had entertaining encounters on and off the pitch recently
- The hard feelings have become more bitter and now include claims of skulduggery
Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns is a bona fide North-vs-South rivalry now.
Each encounter between the Egyptian and South African giants is characterised by sideshows off the pitch and remarkable results on it, including the Brazilians slapping the Red Devils 5-0 and 5-2 in the past.
Unmissably pro-Ahly journalist, Khaled Bauomy was the latest to get involved in the entertaining shenanigans, tweeting in the hottest of hot takes:
“Sundowns did everything to help Al Hilal qualify and eliminate Africa’s bogeyman Al Ahly. However, God’s will and the prayers of Al Ahly fans stood against the desire of Sundowns. Soon, the response to heaven’s justice will be seen in the stadium that all Africa fears, the Cairo International Stadium,' his tweet was translated as saying.
Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ click on "Recommended for you" and enjoy!
News24 reported that Sundowns draw 1-1 away to Al Hilal last weekend, which left the door open for Al Ahly to sneak through to the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League.
Had the Brazilians lost that match in Sudan, the Red Devils would have been automatically eliminated.
Sundowns' staffer in trouble
Khaled Ali has got some explaining to do. The Mamelodi Sundowns travel logistics and liaison officer got himself into trouble over a recent social media post.
The Citizen reported that Ali volunteered to offer Al Ahly SC fans analytical data about their next CAF Champions League opponents, Al Hilal from Sudan.
This was days after the Brazilians had hammered the Egyptians 5-2 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane two weeks earlier, Sports Brief previously reported.
Gomaa dodges embarrassing Mosimane question
In related coverage, as reported by Sports Brief, Al Ahly has been struggling since Pitso Mosimane's departure last June.
The latest setback without the South African at the helm was a humiliating 5-2 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in Tshwane.
This left the Egyptian superclub all but eliminated from the competition of this season's CAF Champions League.