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LIVE: Zesco United vs Al Ahly – CAF Champions League
Eight-times African Champions League winners Al Ahly are set to enter the game without the services of Abdallah El-Said and the Gabonese striker Evouna after the injury he sustained during Al Masry clash on Monday.
Martin Jol named his starting eleven with Ahmed Hegazy returning to the starting line-up after recovering from injury and John Antwi starting as lone striker.
Al Ahly XI:
Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Rami Rabia, Sabry Rahil; Hossam Ashour, Hossam Ghaly, Ramadan Sobhy, Momen Zakaria, Saleh Gomaa; John Antwi
Lameck Nyangu, Shemmy Mayembe, Ayo Oluwafemi, Kondwani Mtonga, David Owino, Cletous Chama, Agay Akumu, Mwape Mwelwa, John Ching’andu; Mwanza Jackson
The Champions League tie kicks off at 15:30 CLT at Levy Patrick Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
0′: KICKOFF! We’re underway in Ndola.
2′: Fast-paced start from the visitors as Fathy finds Ramadan with a great cross but it ends in a corner
5′: Al Ahly have a free-kick in a very dangerous position
6′: Momen Zakaria threatens Zesco’s goal with a shot from the free-kick but it is straight at the keeper.
10′: ZESCO high press is challenging the Ahly backline and midfield from connecting.
13:’ The hosts threatens with a shot from outside the box but it is straight at Shreif Ekramy.
15′: Zesco are getting more control of the play in midfield without creating any clear-cut chances.
17′: Sabry Rahil drives down the left, but his cross finds no one.
20′: What a save! Ekramy denies the hosts from scoring the opening goal.
23′: cross for the hosts from the right ends in Ekramy’s hands.
28′: Goal! Zesco takes the lead.
28′: Chama takes a great shot to beat Shreif Ekramy.
30′: GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! The Red Devils had done absolutely nothing for 30 minutes, but now they are level through John Antwi after a great ball from Ramadan Sobhy.
36′: Great Save!! Zesco came close to score the second but Ekramy does well to save the shot.
38′: Another save from Ekramy!, it’s all Zesco right now.