Al Ahly Land in Mzansi for Round 2 Versus Mamelodi Sundowns

Al Ahly Land in Mzansi for Round 2 Versus Mamelodi Sundowns

- Egyptian Premier League club Al Ahly have touched down in South African ahead of the match against Mamelodi Sundowns in Tshwane

- The two African giants, Ahly and Sundowns, are set to face off in the CAF Champions league second leg, quarter-final clash in Atteridgeville on Saturday afternoon

- Meanwhile, Sundowns will look to avoid a defeat and reverse the 2-0 defeat they suffered to Ahly in Cairo last weekend

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Al Ahly have arrived in South Africa ahead of their eagerly anticipated CAF Champions League clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils of Egypt touched down at OR Tambo International Airport and have confirmed their arrival via a post on Twitter.

Ahly are enjoying a comfortable 2-0 lead, a result they secured from last week’s first leg clash at home in Cairo.

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Egyptian club Al Ahly have landed in South Africa for the crucial clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @AlAhlyEnglish/Twitter
Egyptian club Al Ahly have landed in South Africa for the crucial clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @AlAhlyEnglish/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, striker Mohamed Sherif said they are on the right step heading to Tshwane. He told the club’s Twitter account:

“Of course defeating Sundowns in the first leg is an important step, but we still didn’t qualify yet. We still have another game to play in Pretoria, during which we will be aiming to qualify to the semi-finals.”

In the recent past, Briefly News reported that Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi said his side was better than coach Pitso Mosimane’s outfit.

Mngqithi, on the other hand, said they were unfortunate to lose the match against Ahly because their hosts were not the better team.

The Brazilians suffered a 2-0 loss against the Red Devils, who are coached by former Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane.

Egyptian club Al Ahly have landed in South Africa for the crucial clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @AlAhlyEnglish/Twitter
Egyptian club Al Ahly have landed in South Africa for the crucial clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Image: @AlAhlyEnglish/Twitter
Source: Twitter

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Although the second encounter could still go either way, Sundowns will have to be clinical upfront at Lucas Moripe Stadium for them to reach the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League.

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The Tshwane giants have to score three goals and not concede, but sharing his thoughts on the clash, Mngqithi said he expected a fast-paced match. He said:

"Like I expected it was always going to be a tactical game, we played very well and were unfortunate not to score, I've never seen a team coming to Egypt dominating Al Ahly for possession."

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