April 14, 2024

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David and Goliath affair as Kazier Chiefs face Al Ahly in CAF Champions League final

Because  South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs, despite being among Africa's biggest clubs when it comes to matters of brands and marketing, have only CAF club title to date – the 2001 CAF African Cup Winners’ Cup (predecessor of the CAF Confederations Cup). Meanwhile, Al Ahly are the biggest club in Africa – on and off the pitch. The Egyptian giants have won the CAF Champions League nine times so far and are the defending champions.

First time finalists Kaizer Chiefs up against seasoned Al Ahly in CAF Champions League final

It will be a battle of two coaches who know each other very well from the South African Premier league, Pitso Mosimane formerly of Mamelodi Sundowns now in charge of Al Ahly coming up against Stuart Baxter who previously coached Chiefs during Pitso's reign at Sundowns. 

Raja edge Pyramids to reach CAF Confederation Cup final

The game was forced to penalties after a second successive barren stalemate in Casablanca, the two sides having also played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Cairo last week. It had to take eight penalties, before a winner was picked out in the tense encounter at the Stade Mohamed V.

Kabilye hit Coton Sport to reach CAF Confederation Cup final

The healthy victory in Algiers earned Kabilye a 5-1 aggregate victory having won the first leg in Garoua 2-1 last week. A brace from Zakaria Boulahia, in between Badreddine Souyad’s penalty was all The Canaries needed to sail into a continental final for the first time since 2002.

Kaizer Chiefs hold Wydad to reach first ever CAF Champions League final

Having won by a solitary goal in the first leg in Casablanca last week, Amakhosi just needed a draw in the return fixture at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and they did just that, to secure a place in the finale.

Holders Al Ahly through to CAF Champions League final

Ali Maaloul’s penalty set the Red Devils rolling before second half goals from Mohamed Sherif and Hussein Elshahat cemented the victory for the home side at the AL Salaam Stadium in Cairo.

No Salah for Egypt at the Olympics?

Egypt star forward Mohammed Salah seems set to miss the dealyed Olympic games set for July 2021. Multiple reports indicate that his club side Liverpool are said to be unwilling to give permission amid fears he could miss the start of the season.

CAF announces start dates for continental club competitions

The 2021/22 season will kick-off on 10 September 2021 with the first round of the Preliminaries.

All square between Raja and Pyramids

Star striker Soufiane Rahimi had the game’s best chances in the opening half. In the 10th minute, he took a shot from range after being accorded space, but the Pyramids keeper managed to parry the ball away at full stretch.

JS Kabilye notch up priceless away win in CAF Confederation Cup semifinal action

JSK should have scored more with the chances they had. Benchaira had a shot well saved by the keeper while late on, Bencherifa’s curling freekick came off against the upright.