VIDEO: Al Ahly crush Gabon’s Mounana 4-0 | CAF Champions League
Ahly kicked off their African Champions League campaign with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Gabon’s C.F. Mounana in the first leg of the competition’s round of 32 to close on a place in the group stage on Tuesday.
Playmaker Abdallah El-Said, whose future is under scrutiny after reports said he was reluctant to extend his deal, which expires at the end of the season, stole the limelight with a second-half brace.
He also created an early opener for striker Marwan Mohsen, who scored for the second straight game after recovering from a lengthy injury lay-off. Moroccan frontman Walid Azaro was also on target, making up for two glaring misses in the first 13 minutes.
Ahly are unlikely to face any trouble when they face Mounana in the second leg in Libreville on 17 March as they begin their quest for a record-extending ninth triumph.