South African tactician Pitso Mosimane and his Al Ahly side found the going tough at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium after going down 1-0 to Tanzania giants Simba SC in their second group game of the CAF Champions League on Tuesday afternoon.
Al Ahly came into the game as favorites going by their exploits in the FIFA World Cup earlier in the month and after winning their first group game against Al Merreikh, the onus was them to pick the entire points.
The script was however torn when Simba went ahead on 31 minutes in superb fashion, Miquissone turning and unleashing a thunderbolt in off the bar after an attempted one-two on the edge of the area was intercepted by Ahly's Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng before falling to his path.
Simba could have doubled their advantage on two occasions before the break had it not been for two superb saves from El-Shennawi, including diving to his right to push away a goal-bound angled shot from Mutshimba Mugalu four minutes before halftime.
It was the second victory for Simba over Ahly in two years at the same stage with the result of seeing the Tanzania side go top of their group with six points after their opening day win away to Vita Club.
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