Ahly ready to beat Sundowns away from home, says playmaker Nasser Maher

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 20 May 2021

Ahly earned a 2-0 first-leg advantage over Sundowns following their home victory and they will be favourites to book a semi-final berth when they face the South Africans in the second leg in Pretoria on Saturday

Nasser Maher
Ahly playmaker Nasser Maher

Ahly playmaker Nasser Maher confirmed on Thursday that he and his teammates are ready to claim another victory away from home over South African side Mamelodi Sundowns to march on in the African Champions League.

The Caro giants earned a 2-0 first-leg advantage over Sundowns following their home victory and they will be favourites to book a semi-final berth when they face the South Africans in the second leg in Pretoria on Saturday. 

“Ahly players will do their best to achieve a positive result against Sundowns to march on in the African Champions League as well as winning their 10th title to please the team’s supporters,” Maher was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

“Despite the difficult circumstances of key-players absent and injured, Ahly players always have to achieve victory in every game they play,” the Ahly playmaker added.

Ahly have a busy schedule, as they will travel to Qatar to face Moroccan side RS Berkane in the 2020 CAF Super Cup after finishing their mission against Sundowns in the Champions League.

Ahly, who have a record of six Super Cup wins, claimed the Champions League after defeating arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the final last month, while RS Berkane won the Confederation Cup at the expense of Egyptian team Pyramids FC.

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