Al Ahly beat Egyptian rivals Zamalek in last season’s final to lift the African Champions League trophy.
Egyptian giants Zamalek earned a 2-0 win away to Mouloudia Alger on Saturday night to keep alive their hopes of reaching the African Champions League quarter-finals as holders Al Ahly and Simba both qualified.
In their penultimate match of Group D, Zamalek – who needed to get their first victory in the group to stay in contention – beat MC Alger of Algeria with first-half goals from Youssef ‘Obama’ Ibrahim and Shikabala in Algiers.
In the same group, already-qualified Esperance of Tunisia surprisingly fell 2-1 to Teungueth of Senegal with Baye Diop scoring the 72nd-minute winner in Thies.Zamalek, runners-up to Ahly last season, will squeeze into the last eight if they win at home to Teungueth next Saturday and Mouloudia lose away to Esperance. (BBC)