Al Ahly to meet Sewe Sport in Confederation Cup final

Amr Gamal
Amr Gamal

Al Ahly became the first African Confederation Cup finalists from Egypt after defeating Cameroonians Coton Sport 2-1 in Cairo on Sunday.

The victory at the Cairo Stadium, coupled with a 1-0 first-leg win last weekend, took the 'Red Devils' through 3-1 on aggregate.

In the final they will meet Sewe Sport, who they have already played twice in the group phase, beating the Ivorians once and drawing the other game.

Coton, who have never beaten Ahly in six meetings, stung the home side by taking an early lead through Joseph Kombous.

But Burkinabe Moussa Yedan equalised before half-time and Amr Gamal (pictured) got the match-winner and tie-clincher 12 minutes from time.

Ahly, who boast a record 18 African club titles, are competing in the Confederation Cup having been demoted after losing a Champions League final-round qualifier.

Sewe Sport became the first African club championship finalists from Ivory Coast in 16 years after forcing a 0-0 draw at Congolese side AC Leopards on Saturday.

The west Africans won the continent's second-tier club competition semi-final 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a Christian Kouame first-leg goal last weekend.

Asec Mimosas were the last Ivorian finalists, defeating Zimbabweans Dynamos 4-2 overall to win the 1998 African Champions League.

Leopards, coached by Belgian Patrick Aussems, dominated at the return match at Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso in Dolisie.

But stubborn Sewe defending and some excellent saves from goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo denied the 2010 Confederation Cup winners.

Fixture congestion means the first leg of the final in Abidjan will be staged at the end of November with the return match one week later in Cairo.

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