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VIDEO: Ahly kick off Confederation Cup Group B in style

Ahly off to winning start in the Confederation Cup group stage, strolling to a 2-0 victory over Zambia's Nkana

Omar Zaazou , Saturday 17 May 2014
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File photo of Ahly striker Amr Gamal

Ahly opened their Confederation Cup group stage campaign in convincing fashion after two headers earned them an easy 2-0 home win over Zambia's Nkana on Saturday.

In-form striker Amr Gamal and Egypt frontman Mohamed 'Gedo' Nagy scored in the second half to down the Zambian champions, who were outplayed by the Champions League holders.

Ahly, record winners of the Champions League with eight titles under their belt, are seeking to become the first Egyptian side to win the Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club competition.

They now top Group B with three points. Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport take on Tunisia's Etoile Sahel on the other group game on Sunday.

Two goals in 10 minutes

The first half was an insipid affair, with both sides struggling to pose real threat on goal except for a one-on-one effort squandered by the visitors in the 30th minute.

However, the second half was off to a bright start, as Ahly needed just a minute after the restart to break the deadlock.

The up-and-coming Gamal, who came on as a second-half sub, continued to prove Ahly's reliable man upfront when he passed the ball to Ahmed Fathi near the edge of the box before charging into the area to glance home the right-back's pin-point cross.  

Gamal could have bagged his personal brace of the day just four minutes later, but had to see his close-range volley flow wide over the bar following another Fathi cross.

But Egypt marksman Gedo made sure the hosts were not made to pay for Gamal's wasted effort, notching home another header in superb fashion.

Burkinabe international Moussa Yedan swerved in an inch-perfect corner kick, only for Gedo to to make the most of the cross and power another header past the keeper at the far post on 56 minutes.

Ahly continued to prove too good for their Zambian opponents, as Yedan could have put the result beyond doubt 15 minutes from time but saw his strike miss the target by inches.

Ahly's two goals vs. Nkana

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