Egypt Ahly coach: ‘We have no other choice but to win’

Fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly, known as "Ultras," show a 3D figure of former player Mohamed Abo Trika. (File photo: Reuters)

Coach Mohammad Youssef of Egypt’s Al Ahly Football team said that attacking football paired with determination will be the two main factors his team will focus on for its crucial Saturday match, Al Ahram reported on Tuesday.

"This time playing attacking football will be our weapon besides the players' determination and concentration to proceed in the tournament," Youssef told Ahly’s official website.

The Egyptian team is set to play its Libyan counterpart, Ahly Benghazi, in the second leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.

The team lost on Friday 1-0 to Libya’s al-Ahly Benghazi, in the first leg of the African Champions League round of 16.

The Egyptian team has to win the match if they are to successfully continue their African campaign.

"We have no other choice but to win the match," Youssef said.

The title holding team hopes to win the match to secure their spot to compete for the ninth African Champions League title.

Ahly won the past two editions of the league, and this year hope to secure a record three consecutive titles.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:52 - GMT 10:52