JS Saoura 1-1 Al Ahly | Match Highlights | VIDEO
Midfielder Karim Walid atoned for an earlier glaring miss to send a late header home and help Egypt’s Ahly salvage a 1-1 draw at Algerian side JS Saoura in the African Champions League on Friday.
Making the most of a timid performance from an Ahly side who were largely toothless in a dull affair, Yahia Cherif scored with a bullet header just before the hour mark to send the home fans into raptures.
Ahly coach Martin Lasarte threw in Junior Ajayi to revitalize his attack and the Nigerian winger, making his first appearance in several months after recovering from injury, did not disappoint, starting the move from which Walid netted to silence the passionate crowd.
Cherif thought he had given Saoura a remarkable victory over the mighty Red Devils when his brilliant overhead kick went past keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi deep in stoppage time but he was let down by the linesman flag for a correct offside.
Although Ahly looked far from impressive despite the presence of new signings Ramadan Sobhi and Hussein El-Shahat upfront, they will still be content to share spoils as they remained on top of Group D with four points.