Al-Ahly coach Patrice Carteron is wary of an upset by ES Setif as he also predicts a tough away outing against the Algerians whom they lead 2-0 from the semi-final, first leg ahead of Tuesday’s return clash.
Carteron is no stranger to this stage of the Champions League which he won with TP Mazembe three years ago, as he prefers to approach the match with utmost respect for his opponents.
“Setif is a very strong side, and reaching this stage on the expense of title holders Wydad (Casablanca) is not a coincidence,” Carteron told CafOnline.
“It’s not going to be an easy match despite the fact that we are taking a two goals advantage. The result isn't soothing as some people may think.
"We are playing to win, we are always doing that. Whatever the circumstances and whoever the opponent, our target is always victory in every game. The return leg is a totally different story and I told my players to forget all about the first leg result.
“We have to reach the final from Setif, and we will do whatever it takes to achieve this target.”
Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi is still out injured for Al-Ahly together with Tunisian defender Ali Maaloul.
Mohamed Gaber, midfielder Amr El-Sulaya and defender Saad Samir are back from injury.