Ahly edge close to Champions League semi final after Chelsea draw
Egypt's Ahly edged closer to a spot in the CAF Champions League semi final after holding Ghana's Berekum Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Group B game in Accra on Sunday.
Ivorian striker konan scored the opener for Ahly, while Opoku notched up the equalizer for the Ghanaian team on 52 minutes.
The Cairo giants now moved a step closer towards the semi final of the prestigious continental tournament as they are now topping Group B with 10 points, while Chelsea comes second with five points.
Ahly players tried to score an early goal but playmaker Walid Soliman was not fortunate enough to put his team ahead in the first 20 minutes, while Chelsea's influential striker Emmanuel Clottey failed to prove his worth in his attempts to find the net.
The 23-year-old hitman, konan, divirted a ball from Abou-Treika's header in the 42th minute to give Ahly early lead by scoring his first official goal for the Red Devils since joining them this summer from Maqassa.
It took Midfielder Jordan Opoku Opoku only seven minutes from the start of the second half to score the equalizer for the Ghanaian team.
Ahly's substitute striker Dominique Da Silva tried to put more pressure on the Ghanaian team defense on many occasions to but he failed to score a second-half winner.
The six-time African Champions Ahly are waiting the result of tonight's clash between rivals Zamalek and their hosts DR Congo’s TP Mazembe (the third with four points) to ensure their qualification for the next round if the latter do not win.
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