It was a clash between two Egyptian football powerhouses in Friday’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League final played at the Cairo International Stadium.
Al Ahly emerged the superior side on the night courtesy of a 2-1 win against their local rival.
The game was historic because it was the first time two sides from the same country were contesting in the final of Africa’s biggest club final in the history of African club football competition.
Nigerian striker, Junior Ajayi who was handed a starting role for Al Ahly had a hand in Al Ahly opening goal in the fifth minute.
Al Ahly took the lead after just five minutes when Zamalek failed to defend a corner as Amr Al Sulaya headed the ball inside the Zamalek goal.
Zamalek took over and started pressing hard for an equaliser.
It paid off as they got their reward in the 31st minute with Mahmoud Abdelrazek firing home a sensational goal to equalise.
Mohamed Magdy struck in the dying minutes of the game to fire Al Alhy ahead on the night and it was enough to help Al Ahly clinch a record extending ninth CAF Champions League win.
With the victory, Al Ahly coach, Pitso Mosimane becomes only the third coach to win the CAF Champions League with two teams after winning it with Mamelodi Sundowns (2016) and Al Ahly SC (2020).
The other coaches to have done sane include, Oscar Fullone with ASEC Mimosas & Raja Casablanca; and Mahmoud El Gohary with Al Ahly SC & Zamalek SC.