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Egypt's Al-Ahly Takes African Crown
BBC Sport Online, November 17th, 2008 3PM

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Al-Ahly of Egypt won the African Champions League Sunday, beating Coton Sport of Cameroon 4-2 on aggregate. It was a record-breaking sixth triumph for the club in the competition, and followed the Egyptian national team's victory in the African Nations Cup at the start of the year.

After winning the first leg 2-0 in Cairo two weeks ago, Al-Ahly tied the second game 2-2 in the Cameroonian city of Garoua, with the lineup containing six players from Egypt's ANC triumph.

"Coton Sport made a very good match [of it]," said Al-Ahly coach Manuel Jose. "In Cairo we had a fantastic match, and could have scored four or five goals, but didn't. So we came here, scored a lucky goal through Ahmed Hassan, then conceded a stupid goal.

When they scored the second goal [my team] was scared about [conceding] a third goal, but I have very experienced players. So congratulations to Coton Sport, but I think we deserved to win."

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