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VIDEO: Al Ahly 3-2 Sfaxien – Red Devils claim sixth African Super Cup
Al Ahly claimed their sixth African Super Cup with a 3-2 win over Sfaxien at the Cairo International Stadium on Thursday night.
Mohamed Nagy Gedo put Al Ahly ahead before Amr Gamal doubled the hosts’ lead. Ali Maaloul then pulled one back from the spot before Amr Gamal made it 3-1. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef then scored a screamer late on but it only proved to be consolation.
Prior to kick-off, Al Ahly’s fans displayed this wonderful tifo reminding Sfaxien of Abou-Treika’s goal against them in 2006.
Some minutes after kick-off, Ahmed Fathi tried his luck from distance early on but his shot was deflected into the hands of Rami Jridi.
Minutes later and Al Ahly were 1-0 up when Ahmed Fathi’s cross reached the returning Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ who finished from point blank range to put the Red Devils ahead.
Sfaxien however didn’t halt as Ferjani Sassi unleashed a drive from distance but it went inches wide.
Juventus Al Arab threatened Al Ahly once again, this time however Wael Gomaa cleared the ball following a mix-up in the defence.
Sfaxien kept pushing for a goal, however Sherif Ekramy was equal to Ali Maaloul’s finish from the left-hand side.
The Red Devils doubled their lead through Amr Gamal who latched onto Abduallah El Said’s perfectly weighted cross and finished past Jridi.
Ten minutes later and Sfaxien pulled one back through Ali Maaloul who converted a penalty after Fakhreddine Ben Youssef was brought down by Sayed Moawad.
The Red devils then proved their weight, this time newcomer Moussa Yedan made his mark with a cross from the left which was headed home by Amr Gamal.
The goal fare didn’t stop there as Sfaxien scored through Fakhreddine Ben Youssef’s screamer which beat Sherif Ekramy in the Al Ahly goal.
Mahmoud Ben Saleh had a golden chance to tie the game for Sfaxien but the cross took him by surprise as it went out for a goal kick.