Tag - Al Ahly

The CAF Champions League tie nobody wanted

The draw nobody really wanted was conducted at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo on Friday afternoon. It remained a distinct possibility, but many dismissed it and concluded that Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns would probably meet either at the semi-final stages or in the final of Africa’s premier club competition. But in...

Top Swazi side appoints first ever woman CEO

By Linda Dlamini Top eSwatini Premier League side Moneni Pirates took advantage of March being the International Women’s month by appointing the first ever woman as the club’s CEO. Pirates Director Nqobizitha Mlilo, a Zimbabwean advocate based in South Africa, announced this week that Nqobile Sthole would henceforth become the club’s CEO, making her the...

Passionate Ahly supporters beg Pitso to intervene

Pitso Mosimane received probably the ultimate stamp of approval from Al Ahly fans this week when they implored him to seriously revamp their medical team which they blame for their daily growing list of injured players ahead of the African Champions League semi-final tie against Wydad Casablanca. The casualty list increased last week when number...

A true gentleman of the game takes charge

Congratulations to Manqoba Mngqithi I suppose are in order. The time has truly come for the gentleman of the game to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight of South African football and show the world his potential as one of the most knowledgeable mentors around. He has been appointed as co-coach with...

Al Ahly comes up with wild and bizarre claim

As the day of reckoning draws closer, Egyptian giants Al Ahly have come up with a bizarre claim on the eve of their crunch African Champions League second leg tie at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday in Atteridgeville. The team released a statement in which they sharply criticize the match’s designated referee – Bakary...

Could Ertugral be on the Amakhosi radar?

As pressure mounts on the unfortunate Giovanni Solinas to either start delivering or be sacked, even though Kaizer Chiefs Managing Director Kaizer Motaung is known for his unqualified support for coaches, word is that the Italian could be skirting on thin ice. Following a second defeat to bitter rivals Orlando Pirates and the third shortly...

Bantu lies in wait for Township Rollers

A former Bafana Bafana defender who previously coached amateur side Rose United is relishing the prospect of taking part in the CAF Champions League for a consecutive year with Lesotho champions Bantu FC. Bantu have been drawn against Botswana champions Township Rollers and James Madidilane, a former Manning Rangers, Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United defender...

Sikazwe in charge of CAF Champions semi-final

Primeiro de Agosto’s coach will be relieved and probably pleased to hear that respected Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will take charge of their second leg semi-final tie against Tunisian giants Esperance at Stade Olympique in Rades on Tuesday. In the other second leg semi-final tie, another highly regarded whistleman – South African Victor Gomes, assisted...

Agosto punching above their weight

Esperance de Tunis dominated proceedings and had more shots at goals against their hosts Primeiro de Agosto at a sold out 11Novembre Stadium in Lusaka, but it was the lightweight army side that finished 1-0 winners of this CAF Champions League encounter. No one gave Agosto a ghost of a chance to progress as far...

Angolan side raising Cosafa flag high

Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto and Egyptian giants Al Ahly are tipped to advance to the finals of the 2018 CAF African Champions League when they meet Tunisian and Algerian opponents in the semi-finals tonight. Although reaching this stage of the prestigious continental championship for the first time in their history, Agosto has confounded critics...