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Al Ahli wins African Champions League title

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A goal from Mohamed Aboutrika helped Egypt’s Al Ahli beat South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 2-0 in Cairo on Sunday and claim the African Champions League title with a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Aboutrika’s 54th minute goal underlined his status as the most successful player in African club competition over the last decade and set Al Ahli up for a record extending eighth triumph.

Ahmed Abdelzaher added a second goal 12 minutes from time to secure the continent’s top prize for Al Ahli following a 1-1 draw with the Pirates in the first leg in Soweto last weekend.

The triumph also means Al Ahli have qualified to play in next month’s Club World Cup in Morocco.