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CAF reviews Al-Ahly's qualification for the African Champions League semi-finals

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) reviewed the Egyptian Al-Ahly team's qualification to the African Champions League semi-finals for the 17th time in its history.

And the African Football Confederation account published enough on the Twitter site, a video of Al-Ahly’s goals in its continental journey towards the semi-finals of the African Champions League, commenting on it: “Al-Ahly’s journey to the semi-finals of the African Champions League, can the Egyptian team achieve the title for the second year in a row?”

Al-Ahly club set a date with Tunisia’s Esperance in the African Champions League semi-finals, after qualifying at the expense of South Africa’s Sun Downs and Algeria’s Shabab Belouizdad in the quarter-finals, respectively.

Al-Ahly will play with Esperance in Tunisia on June 19 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League, while the return match will be held on June 26 in Cairo in the second leg of the semi-final of the African Championship, which Al-Ahly holds its title.

We review Al-Ahly and Esperance’s journey in the tournament before the semi-final matches.

Al-Ahly's journey

Al-Ahly started its career by defeating Sunedip (5-0) in the aggregate of the two matches of the round of 32, where it won in Niger (0-1) before repeating its victory in Egypt (4-0).

In the group stage, Al-Ahly defeated Al-Merekh 3-0 in the first round, lost to Simba 1-0 in the second round, then tied with Vita Club 2-2 before winning it in Congo with three clean goals, and in the fourth round Al-Ahly tied Al-Merrikh ( 2-2) in Sudan, before beating Simba in Egypt (1-0) in the last round.

Al-Ahly ranked second behind Simba, and scored 11 points by achieving three wins and two draws against one defeat.

In the quarter-finals, Al-Ahly managed to settle the qualification after a 1-1 draw against Sun Downs in Pretoria, to reach the semi-finals by 3-1, after deciding the first leg with a clean double.

Al-Ahly club hopes to crown the tenth title in its history in the African Champions League, and to preserve the title it holds after beating Zamalek with two goals against a goal in the final of the last edition.

Al-Ahly enters the Esperance matches in the semi-finals with high spirits, armed with its history in this role when it plays outside its home for the eighth time in this competition.