Soccer-Egypt’s Al Ahly win African Champions League for record extending 10th time

PUBLISHED: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 21:14:18 GMT

CASABLANCA, July 17 (Reuters) – Egyptian giants Al Ahly sealed a record-extending 10th African Champions League title after they beat 10-man Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa 3-0 in Saturday’s final.

The Cairo club have now won double the number of Champions League titles than the next most successful club — their neighbours Zamalek.

Mohamed Sherif opened the scoring eight minutes into the second half followed by goals for Magdi Afsha and Amr El-Sulaya in a dominant display at an empty Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca.

Soweto club Chiefs, appearing in their first Champions League final, had to play the entire second half down to 10 men after Happy Mashiane was sent off on the stroke of halftime for a rash studs-high challenge. (Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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