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Ahly and Yanga Africans Draw in African Champions League

Details of both halves of the match and the performances of Ahly and Yanga Africans in a strong encounter, confirming the competitiveness of Group Four in the tournament.

Egypt's Ahly drew with Tanzanian hosts Yanga Africans 1-1 in the match held on Saturday evening at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, as part of the second round of the group stage in the African Champions League.


South African player Percy Tau scored the opening goal for Ahly in the 86th minute with a header. However, Yanga Africans quickly responded in the 90+1 minute, with Ivorian Pacome Zouzoua scoring the equalizer.


With this result, Ahly leads Group Four with 4 points under the guidance of their Swiss coach Marcel Koller. Following closely are Algeria's JS Saoura and Ghana's Medeama with 3 points each, while Yanga Africans, led by Argentine coach Miguel Gamondi, are at 1 point.


In the first half, Yanga Africans had the upper hand, attempting to penetrate both defenses, but the efforts were not highly dangerous.


Entering the second half, Ahly substituted Mohamed Magdy "Afsha" for Imam Ashour. Ahly's offensive performance notably improved, but their attempts did not result in goals.


Regarding opportunities for both teams, Diarra cleared a chance for Yanga Africans after a hasty shot from Ahly's Karim Fouad. Yanga Africans' duo, Moya and Masounda, came on to boost the attack after 76 minutes, and Mohamed Hani took a shot over the crossbar.


In the 86th minute, Percy Tau seized an opportunity created by a defensive mistake from Karim Fouad, scoring the lead for Ahly with a header. However, Yanga Africans quickly equalized in the 90+1 minute.

source: SportMob

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