On Saturday, Egypt’s giants Zamalek took another successful step in the African Champions League group stage after beating Alger’s Mouloudia FC 2-0 away in the fifth round.
Egyptian premier league side FC Zamalek who had a poor start to the season, continued their recent fine run with Saturday’s late win over Mouloudia; securing their second straight win in different competitions.
Meanwhile, Esperance Sportive de Tunis now leads Group D with eight points, three ahead of second-placed Mouloudia of Algeria, while Zamalek comes third with five points while Teungueth of Senegal come fourth respectively with four points.
In the Group stages, the already-qualified Esperance team surprisingly fell 2-1 to Teungueth with Baye Diop scoring the 72nd-minute winner in Thies.
On the other hand, Cairo’s other giants and title-holders Al Ahly have managed to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals despite a 2-2 draw to Sudan’s Al-Merrikh.
The red devils kept fighting for the opener before being granted a precious penalty thanks to active winger Taher Mohamed Taher, who fell into a challenge inside the area with Al-Merrikh defender.
Al Ahly’s dominance continued in the dying minutes as play-maker Magdy Afsh sent a perfect pass to stopper Yasser Ibrahim, who cleverly added the second goal from a clear shot just two minutes before the final whistle.