Kalidou Koulibaly Proud to Win First Trophy With Al Hilal After Thumping Ittihad in Super Cup Final

Kalidou Koulibaly Proud to Win First Trophy With Al Hilal After Thumping Ittihad in Super Cup Final

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2024 at 6:28 AM
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  • Kalidou Koulibaly helped Al-Hilal to their first trophy of the season
  • The Senegalese defender starred in the final against Al-Ittihad
  • Al-Hilal defeated Al-Ittihad 4-1 in the final in Abu Dhabi on Thursday

Senegal defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, has won his first trophy with Al-Hilal after starring in their victory over Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup final.

The former Chelsea centre-back played an instrumental role as the Saudi League leaders stopped Karim Benzema and his teammates in a 4-1 annihilation in Abu Dhabi.

Brazilian forward Malcom scored twice to add to strikes from Salem Al-Dawsari and Nasser Al-Dawsari with Abderrazak Hamdallah getting the consolation goal for Al-Ittihad.

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Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates with his family after winning the Saudi Super Cup. Credit: @Alhilal_EN
Source: Twitter
"Champions of Diriyah Saudi Super Cup! We can be proud of this first trophy. An excellent win by an excellent team. Let’s continue to work for the next challenge!," wrote Koulibaly on X, formerly Twitter, after the game.

Koulibaly and his teammates will switch their attention to the league before the two sides rekindle their rivalry again in the semi-final of the King's Cup on April 30.

Al-Hilal are on course to win a quadruple as they remain in contention for the AFC Champions League and the Saudi Pro League.

Koulibaly joined the Saudi giants in the summer transfer window after leaving Chelsea, as reported by the BBC.

Koulibal stops Mane during Al Nassr clash

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kalidou Koulibaly proved too strong for Sadio Mane during the Saudi Super Cup clash between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr on Monday night.

The Saudi Pro League leaders defeated Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr 2-1 to advance to the final, keeping their quadruple dreams alive.

Mane scored a late consolation for the Knight of Najd moments after a bizarre incident saw captain and talisman Ronaldo sent off.

Koulibaly ready to meet new Senegal president

Sports Brief also reported that Senegal captain, Kalidou Koulibaly disclosed the desire of players of the national team to meet the president-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye

The 44-year-old emerged victorious from the presidential election in Senegal, defeating the ruling party's Amadou Ba to become the next head of the state of the West African nation.

While he was declared president of Senegal, the Teranga Lions were in action against Gabon and Benin in the international break.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.