Ahly close to CAF Champions League last-eight place

The Congolese said they expect “fair play” in Rades, a plea they hope will be heeded by the often troublesome supporters of Club Africain.

Group D

Ahly banged five goals past Simba in Egypt despite lacking nine potential first choices, including loanee Ramadan Sobhi from English Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town.

But the Egyptians need only check the record books to know the return match in Indian Ocean city Dar es Salaam may be far more difficult — they lost 2-1 there on a previous visit.

After successive five-goal beatings, Simba hope Meddie Kagere and Clatous Chama can rediscover the form that delivered nine goals between them earlier in the competition.     

Saoura came from two goals down to hold V Club in an intimidating Kinshasa fortress and maximum points at home against the Congolese would throw open the race for second place.  

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