Al Ahly and Al-Merrikh played their third CAF Champions League group stage match on Saturday night. This encounter was very important for Al Ahly as they drawn and lost in their first two matches.
The Saturday night encounter saw Al Ahly star, Sheriff, bagging a brace. He opened the scoring sheet just 2 minutes into the encounter and secured his double in the 34th minute. Edjomariegwe netted first for Al-Merrikh, and the first half ended 2-1.
Saadeldin equalized for Al-Merrikh in the 69th minute, both sides were heading to a 2-2 draw. Al Ahly escaped a draw after Al-Merrikh’s Karshoum netted an own goal thus giving Ahly a 3-1 lead in 76th minute. Pitso’s side walked away with three crucial points.