Ahly to face Simba in African Football League opener on 20 October

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Sep 2023

Ahly will start their mission in the quarter-finals of the inaugural African Football League (AFL) on Friday 20 October the competition's organising committee on Wednesday.

Ahly vs Simba
File Photo: Ahly vs Simba. Al-Ahram


They will face Simba in Tanzania for the first leg, followed by the second leg in Cairo four days later.

In the other quarter-finals, Angolan side Petro Atletico are scheduled to host South African giants Sundowns on Saturday 21 October. The winner of this two-legged clash will advance to the semi-finals to face either Ahly or Simba.

Congolese giants TP Mazembe will take on Esperance de Tunis in Lubumbashi also on 21 October. The winner will face the winner of the game between Enyimba of Nigeria and Moroccan giants Wydad de Casablanca, which is slated to take place one day later.

The (AFL), introduced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in collaboration with FIFA, showcases eight teams from across the continent.

The tournament is set to kick off on October 20th and will culminate on November 11th.

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