Al Ahly defeat Raja Casablanca to retain CAF Super Cup

Doha: Al Ahly of Egypt defeated Raja Casablanca of Morocco 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to retain CAF Super Cup in Doha on Wednesday.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino handed over the trophy to Al Ahly Captain Mohammed El Shenawy.

Taher Mohamed Taher levelled during the final minute of regular time in Al Rayyan, firing a low shot into the corner of the net after being set up by South African Percy Tau.

Raja had led from the 13th minute when an Abdelilah Madkour shot deflected off Yassir Ibrahim into the net at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, one of eight 2022 World Cup venues.

In a superb exhibition of penalty taking, the clubs converted five each to send the shootout to sudden death.

Tawfik nudged Ahly ahead for a sixth time with a kick that gave Raja goalkeeper Anas Zniti no chance before a large crowd in the 45,000-capacity ground.

Madkour had to score to keep Raja in contention, but he blazed his shot over the crossbar and Ahly celebrated a record-extending eighth Super Cup success.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

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