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Sports News of Wednesday, 26 August 2020


Today in history: Al-Ahly thump Asante Kotoko 4-0 in African Champions League

Abou-Treika scored the opener Abou-Treika scored the opener

On this day 26 August 2006 (Exactly 14 years ago today) an outstanding performance in the first 20 minutes led title holders Al-Ahly to a 4-0 thrashing win over Asante Kotoko in the African Champions League in Cairo.

Former Egyptian international, Mohamed Abou-Treika, broke the deadlock in the ninth minute from the spot after Osama Hosni was clipped by the goalkeeper in the area.

Shawki put Ahly two up in the 11 minute when he connected to an inch-perfect cross from Abou-Treika to head home.

The African champions capitalized on the visitors’ poor form to apply more pressure and ended Kotoko’s hope of any comeback with two more goals.

Abou-Treika headed into the path of the darting Hosni who fired the third into the top corner in the 17 minute

Angolan striker Flavio stretched the score line just two minutes later with a close-range shot.

Ahli looked satisfied with the big victory in the second-half during which they had only one chance in the 57th minute with Abou-Treika’s half-volley hitting the woodwork.

Mark Adu almost scored the consolation goal for Kotoko seven minutes from time when he rounded Wael Gomaa but fired against the crossbar with the goal at his mercy

Goal Scorers

Mohamed Aboutraika ( 6 Pen )

Mohamed Shawki ( 8)

Osama Hosni (15)

Flavio Amado (18)

Ahly Line up: Essam El-Hadari – Shady Mohamed – Wael Gomaa- Mohamed Sedeek – Islam El-Shater – Tarek El-Said – Hossam Ashour – Mohamed Shawki (Hassan Moustafa) – Mohamed Aboutraika – Flavio (Ahmed Sedeek) – Osama Hosni (Emad Moteab)


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