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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