Al Ahly Advances to African Super League Semi-Finals After Draw with Simba: Fans Demand Silence in Solidarity with Palestine
Egypt’s Al Ahly Advances to African Super League Semi-finals
Al Ahly’s Narrow Victory
Egypt’s Al Ahly football club has secured a spot in the semi-finals of the African Super League, but not without a tough battle. In the second leg of the quarter-finals, Al Ahly drew 1-1 with Simba, their Tanzanian opponent.
Fans Speak Out
Prior to the match, the stadium’s internal radio played songs through loudspeakers. Al Ahly fans in the stands immediately voiced their opposition, demanding that the loudspeakers be turned off and the songs stopped. They chanted, “Quiet, people are dying,” referring to the violence and bombings in the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip, which have claimed the lives of thousands, including many innocent children and women.
Al Ahly’s Journey
Under the guidance of Swiss coach Marcel Kohler, Al Ahly advanced to the semi-finals based on the away goals rule. In the first leg, they drew 2-2 with Simba at home. Simba took the lead in the 69th minute, but Al Ahly quickly responded with an equalizer in the 77th minute, scored by Mahmoud Abdel Moneim “Kahrab”.
Al Ahly now awaits the winner of the match between South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns and Angola’s Petro Atlético for the semi-finals. Mamelodi Sundowns lost the first leg at home by two goals.