Algeria’s Setif 'well prepared' for Ahly champions league clash

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 May 2022

ES Setif coach Darko Novic said on Wednesday his team is ready for their upcoming champions league clash against Ahly, stressing they trained well in Setif and planned a strategy for the two clashes.

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ES Setif s Right Winger Abdelmoumene Djabou in action during the match with ES Tunis on 22 April, 2022. Photo courtesy of ES Setif Facebook page.


Ahly will host Algeria’s ES Setif in the first leg of the Champions League semis on Saturday at El-Salam Stadium in Cairo, before playing the second leg one week later in Algeria.

“We are well prepared in Setif,” coach Novic told Algerian TV channel Al-Nahar on Wednesday.  

“We conducted many technical analyses to choose our strategy in the two games.”

The Algerian side reached the competition’s semis at the expense of Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis after claiming a surprising 1-0 win in Tunisia following a goalless draw at home.

The Red Devils, who secured a last four berth after defeating Moroccan side Raja 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals, are bidding for their 11th Champions League title and the third in a row.

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