Al-Hilal coach prioritizes fans' satisfaction in CAF Champions League game against Ahly

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 31 Mar 2023

Al-Hilal coach Florent Ibenge expressed his confidence ahead of the game against Ahly in the CAF Champions League, stating that he is there to please his team's supporters by reaching the quarterfinals.

Florent Ibenge
Al-Hilal coach Florent Ibenge


"We are here in Cairo to qualify for the CAF Champions League quarterfinals as well as pleasing our supporters," Ibenge told the pre-game press conference on Friday.

Ahly will host Al-Hilal of Sudan at the Cairo stadium on Saturday, and the Egyptian side must win the game to seal passage to the competition's quarter-finals alongside already qualified Sundowns of South Africa, who have 11 points.

The Cairo giants have allowed up to 50,000 of their supporters to attend the game against Al-Hilal at the Cairo International Stadium.

"It's good news for us that there will be 50,000 Ahly supporters allowed to attend the game and I am happy to live such an atmosphere despite them not being my team's supporters," the Congolese coach added.

Al-Hilal is currently second in the group with ten points, three points ahead of third-placed Ahly.

During the reverse game, the Sudanese side beat Ahly 1-0 in Omdurman, and the Red Devils must win with a better difference to advance to the next round due to their better head-to-head record.

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