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Burkinabé footballer Moussa Yedan helped the Red Devils win the African Super Cup on Thursday night after beating Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien 3-2, in a match that was witnessed by more than 20 thousand Ahly fans at the Cairo International stadium.
Al Ahly bought Moussa Yedan for $200,000 last January on a three-and-a-half year contract following two good seasons with Cameroonian side Coton Sport; thus far, he has only played a few minutes for the Red Devils.
However, Mohamed Youssef gave him a chance on Thursday night by playing him for 24 minutes in the CAF Super Cup final against CS Sfaxien.
Yedan said earlier: “I don’t know the reason why I am not playing but it’s the coach’s point of view.”
“I wish to play against Sfaxien… I know them well,” said Yedan one day before the match.
Moussa did not start the match but Al Ahly coach Mohamed Youssef sent him on the pitch as a substitute for Abdallah El-Said after 66 minutes.
The 24-year-old proved himself less than two minutes later by assisting the third goal, which proved to be the winner. He received the ball from Ahmed Fathi and sent in a beautiful cross which Amr Gamal was able to convert to a goal.
This cross was likely a reminder for Ahly fans of their former Angolan player, Gilberto – one of the team’s most successful left backs.