Al Ahly beats Leopard to win 2013 CAF Super Cup
Egyptian side Al
Alhy, the reigning CAF
Champions League kings downed Congo’s AC Leopard de Dolisie, the CAF
Confederations Cup kings 2-1 in a CAF Super Cup tie played at the Bog El
Arab stadium in Alexandria on Saturday 23 February 2013.
Ramy Moustafa and Mohamed Barakat scored the goals for seven time Champions League winners Al Ahly the CAF Super Cup, the fifth in the clubs history. Rudy Ndey got the consolation for Leopards.
The tie was barren at the break and took another ten minutes into the restart for the deadlock to be broken. Moustafa was set up by a move on the left by Said-Bekhit. He took a shot outside the box that beat Leopard keeper Kihouko for the first of the game.
Mohamed Barakat, with a powerful shot inside the box off another Said-Bekhit delivery, made it 2-0 on 71 minutes.
Six minutes later, determined Leopards pulled a goal back. Rudy Ndey, inside the box, held off an Al Ahly defender before firing past keeper Ekramy Ahmed for what turned out to be a consolation.
There were to be no further goals in the game as Al Alhy topped up on their 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Super Cup wins with a fifth.
The 2012 CAF Super Cup was claimed by Morocco’ MAS Fes who beat Tunisia’s Esperance 4-3 in post-match penalties.
In winning the Super Cup, Al Ahly pocketed the winner’s purse of $75,000 which adds on to the $1.5 million earned for winning the CAF Champions League in 2012.