African Champions League: Angola’s Agosto and Egypt’s Al Ahly lead in semi-finals


The winners of the African Champions League will qualify for the Club World Cup in UAE

Eight-times winners Al Ahly of Egypt and Angola’s Primeiro Agosto nosed in front in their African Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.

Ahly beat Algeria’s Entente Setif in Cairo 2-0 whilst Primeiro scored late on at home to beat Esperance of Tunisia and take a 1-0 lead in the tie.

Primeiro will make history if they win their semi-final.

No Angolan team has ever made the final of the continent’s top club competition.

Ahly’s game on the outskirts of Cairo was played in a subdued atmosphere because of restrictions on fans, imposed following controversial chants aimed at the head of the Saudi Sports Authority, Turki al-Sheikh – who previously was honorary president of Ahly.

Nonetheless the home…

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