Ahly crowned Africa's club of the year 2023

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Dec 2023

Egyptian giants Ahly were crowned Africa's club of the year at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards 2023, held in Marrakech, Morocco on Monday evening.

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File Photo: Al Ahly players celebrate with the trophy after winning the CAF Champions League final soccer match between Morocco s Wydad Athletic Club and Egypt s Al Ahly SC, at the Mohammed V stadium, in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, June 11, 2023. AP

 

This marks the club's sixth time claiming the prestigious title, having previously won in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013.

Ahly dominated the African football landscape in 2023, clinching a record-extending 11th African Champions League title alongside winning the Egyptian Premier League, Egyptian Cup, and Egyptian Super Cup (twice).

This impressive trophy haul solidified their place as the continent's leading club.

The Red Devils beat Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Wydad of Morocco to the title.

Adding to the celebrations, Ahly forward Percy Tau was unveiled as the interclub player in Africa. The South African international enjoyed a stellar year, playing a pivotal role in Ahly's success.

Mahmoud "Kahraba" Abdelmoniem's remarkable goal against Al-Hilal of Sudan received the Goal of the Year award.

Mohamed Salah battled it out for African Player of the Year against Achraf Hakimi and Victor Osimhen, while Mohamed El Shenawy faced stiff competition from Andre Onana and Yassine Bounou for African Goalkeeper of the Year.

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