12:00 ET Canada-USA | 19:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha
Egyptian giants Al Ahly face Morocco’s Raja Casablanca tonight at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, to determine the winner of the 30th edition of the CAF Super Cup.
Al Ahly is the CAF Super Cup titleholder, having beaten Morocco’s RS Berkane 2-0 in Doha last May to lift their seventh Super Cup trophy.
Al Ahly qualified for the CAF Super Cup 2021 after winning the 2020-21 CAF Champions League title for a record tenth time last July.
After beating Niger’s AS SONIDEP 5-0 on aggregate in the Second Preliminary Round, Al Ahly came second in Group A behind Simba (Tanzania) on 11 points. The Red Devils won three games, drew two and lost one.
In the quarterfinals, Al Ahly defeated South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on aggregate to reach the semifinal, where they beat Tunisia’s Esperance 4-0 on aggregate.
Al Ahly defeated South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the final on 17 July 2021 in Casablanca, Morocco. Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy “Afsha” and Amr El Soleya scored in the second half as the Red Devils retained the trophy and extended their record to ten Champions League titles.
Raja started the campaign in the CAF Champions League but were eliminated from the Second Preliminary Round. Losing to Senegal’s Teungueth on penalties after 0-0 aggregate draw.
In the CAF Confederation Cup Additional Second Preliminary round, Raja needed penalties shootout to beat Tunisia’s US Monastir after 1-1 aggregate draw.
Raja then topped Group D on maximum 18 points, winning all their six group games. In the quarterfinals, the Green Eagles defeated South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 5-1 on aggregate to reach the semifinal, where they once again needed penalties to beat Egypt’s Pyramids after a goalless aggregate draw.
In the final. Raja defeated Algeria’s JS Kabylie 2-1 on 10 July 2021 in Cotonou, Benin. Sofiane Rahimi and Ben Malango scored for the Green Eagles who celebrated their second CAF Confederation Cup title.