Coulibaly scores the winning goal for Al Ahly against Township Rollers
New recruit Salif Coulibaly scored his first goal for Ahly to steer them to a late 1-0 victory at Botswana’s Township Rollers in a scrappy African Champions League game that put them on the brink of qualification for the last eight on Saturday.
The towering Malian defender, who joined Ahly in the summer after his contract with TP Mazembe of the DR Congo expired, headed home with nine minutes remaining to settle a bore affair in his side’s favour.
The precious yet unconvincing win put last year’s runners-up within touching distance of a place in the quarter final as they eye a record-extending ninth Champions League triumph.
Ahly recorded two straight wins under new coach Patrice Carteron, crushing Township 3-0 at home before beating them again on the road.
They are second in the group with seven points, three behind leaders Esperance of Tunisia who have ensured their progress to the knockout stage. Uganda’s Kampala City and Township have three points each with only two matches remaining.