Al-Ahly of Egypt drops Borkan Renaissance and is crowned with the African Super
Al-Ahly of Egypt established its dominance over the African Super Cup, after it was crowned the seventh title in its history, by beating the Moroccan Berkane Renaissance 2-0, Friday, at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in the Qatari capital, Doha. Muhammad Sharif (57) and Salah Mohsen (82) scored the two goals of the match, which saw the attendance of 2,900 spectators, most of them Al-Ahly fans, who made up 30 percent of the stadium’s capacity, after the local organizing committee allowed the presence of fans after the restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the Corona virus were eased. . And the Cairo team regained the Super title after an absence of 7 years since the last coronation in 2014, achieving the African double winning the Champions League title, and looking for a historic five in case it succeeded in adding the local super to the league and cup titles. On the other hand, the Moroccan team, the 2020 CAF Cup champion, was not able to continue the good level it presented in the first half, so it complied with Al-Ahly’s desire in the second. Al-Ahly almost scored a perfect start by opening the scoring early, when Muhammad Hani sent a cross that reached Muhammad Sharif, unmarked from the defense, but he did not deal well with it (3). Then Mali Ilio Diang threatened goalkeeper Zuhair Laroubi, when he hit Hussein Al-Shahat’s ball over the bar (8). The Moroccan team slowly began to enter the match’s atmosphere, before imposing its control over the course of the second half of the first half, with a clear advantage and the repeated arrival of goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawi’s goal. It was more useful for Muhammad Farhan to score when Mohsen Yajur’s pass put him in the face of Al-Shennawi, but he fired next to the post in a strange way (27), while Zaid Krouch’s shot hit the crossbar (32). Al-Ahly tried to respond when Hussein Al-Shahat was alone with the goal from Deyang’s pass, but he preferred to prepare the ball for Sharif, the infiltrator (34), according to Agence France-Presse. The Burkan Renaissance almost ended the first half ahead, when Bakri al-Hilali penetrated from the starboard to win a free kick on the outskirts of the area after an obstruction from Yasser Ibrahim, so Omar, an Austrian, executed the kick on the head of the leader Muhammad Aziz, who did not improve the net deposit a few meters away from the goal (45). South African Al-Ahly coach Pitso Musimane made two substitutions at the beginning of the second half, with the participation of Tusani Nabil Maaloul and Rami Rabia, which improved the defensive aspects of his team. Substitute Rabia led a counter-attack to reach Al-Shahat, who in turn passed it to Muhammad Sharif inside the region, so he turned around and shot the goal of the first for Al-Ahly (57). The Moroccan team pressed in search of the amendment, and its Spanish coach, Juan Pedro Benali, sought help from the duo Zakaria Hadhaf and the Burkinawi, Ellen Traore. However, Al-Ahly dealt with this situation well, relying on rebounds, one of which resulted in a second goal, when the new substitute Salah Mohsen faced the goalkeeper and put the ball in the net (82), securing the crowning of his team with the title.