Al Ahly's humiliating loss to Sundowns in the CAF Champions League

Egypt's Al Ahly have completed their qualification for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League after suffering a tough 2-5 loss at South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday in the fourth stage of the group stage, at Loftus Versfield Stadium in Pretoria.

Al-Ahli's balance froze at four points from four games in Group B, which was topped by Sundowns, with ten points compared to 9 for the Sudanese Crescent. Sundowns, who drew 2-2 with Al Ahly, secured their place in the quarter-finals to join Morocco's Raja.

Al Ahly, the record holder for the number of times winning the continental title (10), have two matches left with Cameroon's Coton Spor, bottom of the standings without points and Al Hilal, so that the fate of the Cairo team will not be in his hands after stumbling in three games so far.
Chilean Marcelo Allende (4), Themba Zwane (24), Teboho Mukoena (40) and Namibian Peter Chalolili (72 and 88), Al Ahly Mohamed Sharif (13) and South African Percy Tau (61) scored for the winner.

Swiss coach Marcel Kohler said that his team wanted to take risks in the second half and come back in the result after falling 1-3 «I think we did not deserve to win today against a big team like Sundowns».

"We were very bad in the first half, and in the second we wanted to take risks and come back in the result, but Sundowns took advantage of the mistakes with counter-attacks, scored goals and complicated the position of Al Ahli in the group."