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Pitso Mosimane takes aim at R3.2 million CAF Super Cup prize



Pitso Mosimane is aiming to add yet another trophy to the Al Ahly cabinet as his side prepare for the CAF Super Cup on Wednesday, 22 December.

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Al Ahly have spent the last few days in Qatar, where, as the reigning CAF Champions League winners, they will take on CAF Confederation Cup holders Raja Casablanca.

Kick-off for the match at the Al Rayyan Stadium is at 19:00 SA time.

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Pitso Mosimane’s side are the current CAF Super Cup holders having beaten Moroccan side RS Berkane 2-0 in the most recent edition in 2019.

A win would be Mosimane’s third title having won it previously with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017 after beating DR Congo’s TP Mazembe 1-0.

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At stake for the Egyptian giants is a surprisingly relatively minor sum of $200 000 (R3.2 million) in prize money. The runners-up will take home $150 000 (R2.4 million) for their efforts.

AL AHLY HAVE BEEN BOOSTED BY THE RETURN OF KEY PLAYERS

Not only Al Ahly will enter the match in good form, but their squad has seen the return of several key players, including Mahmoud Kahraba and Mahmoud Metwally.

Ayman Ashraf and Ali Maaloul have also been confirmed in the squad despite suffering injuries during the Arab Cup.

However, Salah Mohsen has been ruled out.

Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has been included in the 29-man squad.

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Al Ahly are record seven-time winners of the CAF Super Cup and have finished as runners-up on two occasions.

SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy, Ali Lotfi, Mostafa Shobier, Hamza Alaa

Defenders: Rami Rabiaa, Badr Benoun, Mahmoud Metwally, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Mahmoud Wahid, Mohamed Hany, Karim Fouad, Akram Tawfik

Midfielders: Amr El-Sulya, Hamdi Fathi, Aliou Dieng, Mohamed Mahmoud, Amar Hamdi, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Ahmed Abdelakder, Taher Mohamed, Hussien El-Shahat, Walid Soliman, Ahmed Nabil Kouka, Luís Miquissone

Forwards: Percy Tau, Mahmoud Kahraba, Mohamed Sherif, Hossam Hassan





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