LIVE: Simba SC v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League | FEB 12th 2019
Ten days after thrashing Simba of Tanzania 5-0 at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium in the Champions League group stage, Ahly will face the Tanzanian side again at Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.
The Red Devils, who are leaders of Group D with seven points, will be looking to secure an early place in the competition’s quarter finals with two games remaining in the group stage.
To achieve this mission, Ahly has to win in Dar es Salaam and needs the help of Congolese side Vita Club, who should avoid loss when they face JS Saoura later on Tuesday.
Even if Vita Club fails to earn a positive result against JS Saoura, a win in the Tuesday clash will bring Ahly close to reaching the quarters as group leaders.
Theoretically, Ahly’s mission in Tanzania will not be tough given the mediocre performance of Simba in Alexandria.
The eight-time African champions dominated the game in Alexandria and the visitors failed to show any sign of a threat for the Cairo giants.