Ahly out to end run of Caf Super Cup victories by underdogs

Al Ahly' players pose for a team picture during their CAF Champions League quarter-final second leg match against South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on May 22, 2021.


Photo credit: Phill Magakoe | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Berkane were shock casualties in the 2021 Confederation Cup group phase, failing to qualify for the quarter-finals after coming third behind JS Kabylie of Algeria and Coton Sport of Cameroon in Group B.
  • The side that beat Coton in a dead-rubber final group game contained only five survivors from the 2020 Confederation Cup final in which they edged Pyramids of Egypt 1-0 in Rabat.
  • The clubs had to arrive in Doha 72 hours before the match and were placed in bio-bubbles - the first time CAF have taken this step since the coronavirus pandemic spread to Africa early last year.

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