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Ahly eye victory over Orlando Pirates despite qualifying for semis

Ahly eye a win in South Africa to secure their semi-final place as Group A leaders

Mohamad Mosselhi , Wednesday 18 Sep 2013
Mohamed Youssef
Ahly's coach Mohamed Youssef (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Title holders Ahly are seeking to win their last Group A game of the African Champions League despite already advancing to the semi-final.

The Red Devils, who top the group with 10 points from five games, face South Africa's Orlando Pirates away from home on Sunday, having secured their progress with one match to spare after defeating arch-rivals Zamalek 4-2.

"We are looking for a win in South Africa," Ahly coach Mohamed Youssef told Ahram Sports on Wednesday.

"A win will be important to secure our place as Group A leaders."

Ahly are three points clear of second-placed Pirates, who have a chance to go through as the group leaders if they beat the Cairo giants at home.

Pirates thrashed Ahly 3-0 in the second matchday two months ago in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of El-Gouna. 

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