Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, led by Pitso Mosimane, have won the CAF Super Cup after beating CAF Confederation Cup champions RS Berkane 2-0.
Despite Al Ahly dominating possession in the opening moments of the encounter, neither side had created any clear cut opportunities.
The first chance came in the 28th minute when RS Berkane completed an organized counter attack, with the ball reaching Mouhcine Iajour who dribbled past Amr El-Sulya before passing it to Mohamed Farehane just inside the penalty area. But the latter’s shot hit the side netting.
Mohamed Aziz nearly opened the scoring right before the half-time whistle for the Moroccans after receiving a cross from Omar Namsaoui, but his header grazed the right post.
Just 12 minutes into the second-half, Mohamed Sherif gave the Red Devils the lead. Hussein El-Shahat gave the ball to Sherif inside the penalty area, the striker quickly turned and placed the ball in the far right corner with his left foot.
In the 69th minute, Taher Mohamed Taher took a powerful long ranger effort but RS Berkane goalkeeper Zouhair Laaroubi managed to save it.
Al Ahly continued their dominance throughout the game and managed to double their lead in the 85th minute through Salah Mohsen. Berkane were putting a lot of pressure on their opponent’s defense and the Reds took advantage of that by playing on the counter attack.
Taher Mohamed Taher took the ball from the middle of the pitch and quickly made a precise through ball to Mohsen who was all alone in front of goal. The 22-year-old, then dribbled past Laaroubi and calmly placed it inside the empty net.
With this win Al Ahly have now completed the continental double for the 2019-2020 season, after having won the CAF Champions League title back in November over arch rivals Zamalek.
This marks their third trophy under South African coach Pitso Mosimane, who lifted the Champions League as well as the Egypt Cup and finished third in the Club World Cup.
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