Caf Champions League: What happened last time Kaizer Chiefs faced Al Ahly?

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  1. Orlando Pirates head coach Muhsin Ertugral
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    First-ever meeting

    Amakhosi locked horns with the Red Devils in the 2002 Caf Super Cup which was played at Alexandria Stadium in Egypt in March 2002.

    Chiefs, who were under the guidance of Muhsin Ertugral, took part in the encounter by virtue of being the 2001 African Cup Winners' Cup champions, while Al Ahly had clinched the 2001 Caf Champions League title.

    Goal relives the thrilling match which produced five goals: 

  2. Brian Baloyi
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    Al Ahly grab early lead

    Chiefs' legendary goalkeeper Brian Baloyi was beaten just seven minutes into the game following a defensive mistake by Amakhosi.

    Marco Mthembu's poor pass was intercepted by Khaled Bebo, who then placed his shot between the legs of Baloyi to hand the Red Devils a 1-0 lead.

  3. Cyril Nzama, former Kaizer Chiefs defender

    Nzama levels matters for Amakhosi

    The Soweto giants had to push forward and search for the equalising goal after conceding against the North African giants.

    Ertugral's side was awarded a corner-kick in the 14th minute and Cyril Nzama headed home from the resultant corner to make it 1-1.

  4. Hossam Ghaly | Tottenham
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    Ghaly restores Al Ahly's lead

    However, the Red Devils hit the back of the net again 15 minutes after parity was restored through Hossam Ghaly, who went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

    Bebo was the provider this time as he played a cross which was headed home by Ghaly at the far post to hand Al Ahly a 2-1 lead, and the Cairo giants were leading at the interval.

  5. El Hadary
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    El-Hadary embarrasses Baloyi

    Al Ahly continued to launch attacks after the restart and they were awarded a free-kick inside their own half in the 64th minute.

    Legendary Egyptian goalkeeper Hossam El Hadary's effort from the free-kick floated over opposite number Baloyi and into the net via the underside of the crossbar.
     

  6. Doctor 16V Khumalo - 2000/2001
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    Ertugral looks to Khumalo

    The Turkish tactician reacted by introducing one of South Africa's greatest midfielders, Doctor Khumalo with his side trailing 3-1.

    However, sadly Khumalo was past his best at the time and he couldn't change the complexion of the game and he would announce his retirement from professional football a few months later.

  7. Sayed Abdel Hafeez, Al Ahly, 2021
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    Abdel Hafeez seals Al Ahly's win

    Chiefs were forced to surge forward in numbers in search of at least two goals to level matters, but they left gaps in their defence.

    They were punished by Sayed Abdel Hafeez, who is now serving as Al Ahly's football director, as he netted with a low deflected shot in the 69th minute to seal Al Ahly's 4-1 win.

    This weekend's clash will be the second match between Chiefs and Al Ahly.

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