The African Football League, AFL quarterfinals witnessed a thrilling draw between Al Ahly and Simba, with the Egyptian side advancing on aggregate.
Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns secured their spot in the semifinals with a decent aggregate victory over Atletico Petroleos de Luanda, Footballrover reports
Enyimba’s second-leg encounter against Wydad AC has been rescheduled to Thursday due to logistical challenges faced by the Nigerian team.
In the second leg of the Quarterfinals of the African Football League (AFL), Sadio Kanoute, a talented striker with Malian roots, scored for Simba Sports Club from Tanzania with an assist from Clatous Chama in the 69th minute of the first half.
However, in the 77th minute of the second half, Kharaba equalized for the home team, Al Ahly, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
After both games, the aggregate score was 3-3, with Al Ahly SC from Egypt holding the advantage due to their performance in the first leg in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where Kanoute and Kharaba had both scored.
Meanwhile, Atletico Petroleos de Luanda from Angola and Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa played to a goalless draw in the second leg of their match.
This led to a final aggregate score of 2-0 in favor of Mamelodi Sundowns.
In the much-anticipated second leg encounter between Enyimba International FC from Nigeria and Wydad AC from Morocco, originally scheduled for October 25, 2023, has been rescheduled to October 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM Nigerian Time by the Confederation Of African Football (CAF).
The postponement was due to challenges faced by the Nigerian Premier Football League Champions, who could not obtain landing rights from Moroccan Aviation Authorities for their chartered flight to Casablanca, Morocco.
Wydad Casablanca emerged victorious in the first leg, defeating Enyimba FC 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
The change in schedule was necessary due to the difficulties faced by the officials of the NPFL side.
Enyimba FC will be looking to make a comeback after their first-leg loss.