Al Ahly are set to face DR Congo’s AS Vita Club at Stade des Martyrs on Tuesday in Matchday 4 of the CAF Champions League group stage.
The Red Eagles are keen to achieve a precious victory on Tuesday, in order to continue their journey of defending their African title.
Al Ahly and AS Vita Club have 4 points each, while Tanzania’s Simba are at the top of Group A with 7 points.
Al Ahly arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday ahead of their important game on Tuesday.
Moreover, Al Ahly’s Tunisian defender Ali Maaloul will be sidelined for 4 weeks due to a hamstring muscle injury.
Also, the South African coach Pitso Mosimane held a meeting with his players in order to motivate them ahead of Tuesday’s game.
On a similar note, Mosimane commented on his team’s game against AS Vita Club on Tuesday.
We must win tomorrow’s game against AS Vita Club, as we have to win the three points in order to continue our journey of defending the title”, Mosimane stated.
“We played a very good game against AS Vita Club in Cairo, but this is football. We were held to a 2-2 draw after missing a lot of scoring chances in the game”, Mosimane added.
Moreover, Al Ahly Sent an official letter to CAF objecting Vita Club’s decision to allow fans in our upcoming game.
Al Ahly sent an official letter to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, against the decision of DR Congo’s AS Vita Club to allow their fans to attend the match between AS Vita Club and Al Ahly in Matchday 4 of the CAF Champions League group stage, as such act doesn’t provide equal chances for all the participating teams in the competition.
The club’s letter to the CAF comes in time with the statements of several CAF officials that all the 2021 CAF Champions League matches will be held behind closed doors in order to provide justice for all the participating teams.