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Saturday, 17 July 2021 08:10

CAFCL FINAL PREVIEW: Kaizer Chiefs vs Al Ahly

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The grand finale of the 2020/21 CAF Champions League comes off this evening at the Complexe Mohammed V Stadium pitting South African giants Kaizer Chiefs and defending champions Al Ahly.

This is going to be the fourth time clubs from Egypt and South Africa are meeting in the final with Al Ahly happening to win two in the previous three which was in 2001 against Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in 2013 while Sundowns won the other one against Zamalek in 2016.

The Red Devils are hoping to defend their title and extend their record as they anticipate to clinch the title for the 10th time with their head coach Pitso Mosimane also looking to land his third glory in the continent's highest club football competition.
However, the Amakhosis will look to win the competition for the first time in their history to become the third South African side to win the Champions League after Orlando Pirates in 1995 and Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016.
Al Ahly despite a slow start in the competition finished second in Group A, evicting Sundowns in the quarter final before completing a 4-0 on aggregate victory over Esperance to cruise to the final.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs also made strong statement in this year's edition despite been off for quiet a while now, finishing second behind Moroccan giants WAC whom they sent home in the semi final to get to this stage.
The good news for the Soweto giants is that, their marksman Khama Billiat has now recovered fully and will be available for selection today.
Also, coach Stuart Baxter won't get the service of his two players, Dumisani Zuma and Lebohang Lesako due to injuries.
On the part of the Red Devils, huge blow for Pitso Mosimane who will also have to do without Walid Soliman, Mohamed Mahmoud and Karim Walid who have all been sidelined for this game due to injuries.
Both teams have no any suspensions worries heading into this epic clash.
19:00GMT/ 7:00pm

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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