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'Scoring twice against Egypt's Ahly not a mission impossible,' says Algeria's ES Setif president

Ahmad Hassan, Friday 19 Oct 2018
Ahly vs. ES Setif
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Hassan Hamar, the president of ES Setif of Algeria, said that scoring twice against Egypt's Ahly on Tuesday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League semis is not an impossible mission.

The Algerian side Setif suffered a burdening 2-0 defeat to the Egyptian side in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semis in Cairo on 2 October.

The two-time African champions will need to at least score twice at home and keep a clean sheet when the two teams face off in the second leg in order to keep their hopes alive in reaching the final.

"During my meeting with the players, I felt their determination to win. We are fully prepared for the game, and I am sure we will make it to the final," Hamar told Radio Algeria on Friday.

Setif reached this stage of the African prestigious competition after beating the title holders Wydad AC of Morocco 1-0 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Ahly, the eight-time African champions, have reached the semifinal after a 4-0 aggregate over Horoya AC of Guinea.

The winner of Tuesday's clash between Setif and Ahly will qualify to meat either Esperance of Tunisia or C.D. Primeiro de Agosto of Angola in the final.

Primeiro de Agosto will have the advantage of their first leg 1-0 victory when they meet Esperance in Tunisia, also on Tuesday.

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