Handball: Ahly win African Super Cup, reach IHF Super Globe

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 May 2023

Egyptian side Ahly won the African Super Cup for the third time in the club’s history on Sunday when they defeated fellow country club Zamalek 27-24 in Cairo, to reach this year’s IHF Super Globe in Saudi Arabia.

Ahly, Zamalek
Ahly wIn African Super Cup, reach IHF Super Globe. Ahly Handball official Facebook Page

The Red Devils led the first half 14-9 to head to the locker rooms with a comfortable five-goal advantage. 

The second half was a hard-fought affair as the White Knights narrowed the gap to only one goal 24-23 but Ahly were able to stretch their lead in the final minutes to secure the title.

Dinamo Bucuresti player Ali Zein, recruited by Ahly to play in the Super Cup, sustained a serious muscle injury as he was stretchered off the pitch with ten minutes remaining.

Ahly have been crowned Egyptian champions for the first time in five years last month before clinching the Egypt Cup to complete the domestic double.

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