Simba Shock Al Ahly at home 1-0 | Match Highlights
Egypt’s Ahly suffered their first CAF Champions League group stage defeat after losing 1-0 to Tanzanian side Simba at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, with an error-ridden defensive display costing them dearly.
Only 10 days after their embarrassing 5-0 defeat in Cairo, a spirited performance from Simba helped them take revenge as they managed to restrict Ahly to some tame efforts, preventing them from creating enough scoring chances.
Meddie Kagere volleyed the winner five minutes past the hour mark to spark wild celebrations among the sell-out crowd.
The conservative tactics of Ahly’s Uruguayan coach Martin Lasarte gave an impression that the team would have been happy to secure a point to maintain their lead on top of the group.
However, the Cairo giants’ heavy fixture congestion seemed to have negatively affected the performance of the team, leading to an unexpected loss against minnows Simba.
Ahly still sit first in Group D on 7 points, but their lead over Simba was trimmed to one point.
DR Congo’s Vita Club, who are third on four points, take on Algerian JS Saoura (two points) later in the day.