Cairo - Orlando Pirates have failed in their search to don a second star as they
lost 2-0 to Al-Ahly in the second leg of the Caf Champions League final
in Cairo on Sunday.
The Egyptian side won the two-leg affair 3-1
on aggregate after drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Orlando Stadium on
Mohamed Abou-Treika scored for the hosts nine minutes after
half-time and left the Buccaneers desperate to find a goal.
Pirates, however, had their
chances on the night but were wasteful in attack.
the first half, Pirates had their first dip at goal in the ninth minute
with a free kick from 25 metres out.
Ahly replied with their first meaningful sojourn into the Pirates half
with a sharp chance on the quarter hour mark.
The goal came for Al
Ahly in the 54th minute.
The shot came in from outside the box by
Abdallah Said which was blocked by a Pirates defender.
Even a red card for Al Ahly player Sherif Abdel-Fadil in the 83rd minute could not help Pirates mount an unlikely comeback.
Al Ahly: (0) 2 (Aboutrika 54’, Abdel-Zaher 79’)
Orlando Pirates: 0
Al Ahly win 3-1 on aggregate
Sherif Ekramy, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Naguib, Sayed
Moawad, Ahmed Fathi, Hosssam Ashour, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman (Kenawi 73’),
Mohamed Abou-Treika (Meteab 90+2’), Ahmed Abdelzaher (Rabiea 85’)
Senzo Meyiwa, Lucky Lekgwathi, Thabo Matlaba, Rooi Mahamutsa, Ayanda
Gcaba, Lehohonolo Masalesa (Ntshumayelo 90+4’), Oupa Manyisa, Sifiso Myeni, Tlou Segolela (Mbesuma 76’),
Daine Klate (Makola 86’), Lennox Bacela