Egypt’s Ahly set date of CL return match against Tunisia’s US Monastir

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 2 Oct 2022

Egyptian giants Ahly announced on Sunday that the return match against Tunisian side US Monastir in the African Champions League round of 32 will be played at home on 15 October.



The first leg between the Reds and the Tunisian side will be played away from home on 9 October.

According to the draw of the tournament, last year's runners-up Ahly were given a bye into the second preliminary round.

Meanwhile, Monastir, who are making their first-ever appearance in the prestigious continental tournament, booked their place in the second preliminary round after defeating Rwanda's APR 3-0 to go through with a 3-1 aggregate win.

The Cairo giants had a season to forget last term, finishing third in the Egyptian Premier League for their worst position in 30 years.

They also lost the chance of winning a record third straight Champions League title after losing 2-0 to Morocco's Wydad in the final, which was played in Casablanca last May.

Last year, US Monastir, who finished as runners-up in the Tunisian league last season, were eliminated in the African Confederation Cup playoffs after losing to Moroccan side Raja 6-5 on penalties.

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