Ahly s Egyptian midfielder Hussein el-Shahat (C) celebrates with the trophy after winning the CAF Champions League final football match between Morocco s Wydad AC and Egypt s Al-Ahly at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca on June 11, 2023. AFP
The Cairo giants secured a 1-1 draw against Wydad in the second leg of the final, resulting in a 3-2 aggregate win over the Moroccan side.
"The dressing room is the secret behind this trophy. There is no distinction between starting players and substitutes. You won't find anyone claiming individual credit. At Ahly, we emphasize that the team's success is a result of every player's contribution to this remarkable achievement," El Shahat stated in an interview with Ahly's TV after the game.
"After the first leg, all the players were confident about clinching the Champions League title," he added.
The 30-year-old winger has now achieved a remarkable feat, having won three CAF Champions League titles in 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2022/2023.
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