Sun Downs receives a new shock before facing Al-Ahly in Cairo in the African League

Club received Sun Downs The South African has a new shock before his match against Al-Ahly, scheduled to be held next Wednesday in the second leg of the semi-finals of the African Super League in its first edition, after the absence of midfielder Thiboho Mokoena was confirmed due to him receiving a second warning in today’s confrontation that brought him together with the Egyptian champion.

Mokoena will miss the return match in Cairo next Wednesday, joining a long list of absences affecting the South African champions, and her position in the return match has not been confirmed, most notably Shalulili. The South African team missed the services of the trio Lucas Ribeiro, Peter Shalulile and Thapelo Morena, during the matches between Angola’s Petro Atletico and Al Ahly, in addition to Mothobi Mvala was suspended from today’s match due to receiving a red card against Petro Atletico.

Sun Downs vs. Al-Ahly

Sun Downs defeated Al-Ahly with a score of 1-0 in the match that was held between them this Sunday afternoon in the first leg of the African Super League semi-finals, which was hosted by the city of Pretoria.

Al-Ahly needs to win by two goals in the return match and more, or settle for one goal and resort to penalty kicks after suffering a defeat in the first leg.

Al-Ahly lost for the third match in a row against Sun Downs in South Africa, and the fourth there in the history of confrontations.

Sun Downs vs. Al-Ahly

Al-Ahly and Sun Downs

Al-Ahly played the match with a formation consisting of: Mohamed El-Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ramy Rabia, Mohamed Hani, Aliou Dieng, Marawan Attia, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Reda Selim, Percy Tau, and Salah Mohsen.

While the Sun Downs formation included: Williams, then Kekana, Coetzee, Abdel Moneim Boutouil, Modua, Mokiana, Modiba, Allende, Zawone, Sereno, Maseko.

The match started strong on the part of both teams, and Al-Ahly put pressure early, and the Beninese referee, Louis Dijendou, issued a yellow card to Sun Downs player Khulisso Modou in the fourth minute for interfering with his hand in the face of Reda Slim.

Over time, Sun Downs’ performance improved, and the home team began to be active from the right and left. Reda Slim suffered a severe injury, and he continued participating in the match after receiving treatment.

Limited performance Al-Ahly In the middle of the field, he played on the counter-attack, while the danger was clear to Sun Downs, and El-Shenawy saved a goal opportunity for the South African team in the 30th minute after blocking a header from one of the South African team players.

The South African team’s offensive performance continues amid a decline from Al-Ahly, and Mukiana received a yellow card for roughness with Dieng in the 45th minute, after which the first half ended in a goalless draw.

Sun Downs vs. Al-Ahly

The second half began with remarkable activity from Sun Downs, who attacked ferociously amid a clear decline in the performance of most Al-Ahly players, especially Marwan Attia, Afsha, and Mohamed Hani. Marwan Attia passed the wrong ball, and Sun Downs player Thapelo Maseko received the ball and shot it with his left hand in the 53rd minute, into El-Shenawy’s net.

Sun Downs vs. Al-Ahly

Sun Downs continued to press, and El-Shenawy saved the opportunity for a second goal for Al-Ahly in the 55th minute, after he converted a dangerous ball into a corner kick, and Mohamed Abdel Moneim wasted the opportunity to score a sure goal in the 62nd minute after he received a ball from Percy Tau, but he shot it far from the net, and the referee rejected the Sun players’ request. Downs awarded a penalty kick in their favor on the grounds of obstructing a player in the South African team.

In the 68th minute, Modest participated in place of Salah Mohsen, and Akram Tawfiq instead of Mohamed Hani, so Akram Tawfiq returned to participate after a long absence due to a torn cruciate ligament.

In Akram Tawfiq’s first touch, he almost scored a goal against Al-Ahly after he returned a ball to one of the Sun Downs players and the latter shot it, but El-Shenawy saved the situation, and Al-Ahly pressed for several minutes in the middle of the field, but without any effective attack on the home team’s goal, and Taher Mohamed Taher participated instead of Reda Selim in the match. Minute 82.

The Beninese referee issued a yellow card to Rami Rabia to object to his decisions. Al-Ahly tried to visit the home team’s net and its players asked the referee to award them a penalty kick after a mistake by the South African team player, but the referee refused and Taher wasted more than one opportunity, and the match ended with Sun Downs winning by a clean goal.

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