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Ahly are the African Super Cup champions!! :star: :star:

4-2 on penalties and once again Hadary is the hero by saving 2 penalties.



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Al Ahly win African Super Cup on penalties


25-02-2006 ,Cafonline.com

(Cafonline.com) – African Champions club Al Ahly grabbed the African Super Cup Friday night at the Cairo International Stadium by defeating Royal Armed Forces of Morocco 4-2 on penalties after both teams were tied at 0-0 in normal and extra time.

Like it was in the final of the African Nations Cup two weeks earlier when Egypt edged out Cote d'Ivoire on penalties, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary was again the hero as he saved two kicks during the penalty shootout to give the Egyptians another moment of glory to savour.
It was Ahly’s second Super Cup triumph after they first won the trophy competed for between the winners of Africa’s top two club competitions in 2002.

This champion of champions match-up was first played in 1993.Even without several key players including influential Egypt international Mohamed Barakat, Ahly dominated proceedings for most of the game as their Moroccan opponents, winners of the CAF Confederation Cup, preferred to absorb the pressure and launch occasional counter attacks.

Fired on by a crowd of over 40,000 fans, Al Ahly took the game to ASFAR from the blast of the whistle but there was hardly much to choose from both teams.

Both teams had chances to wrap up the game particularly in extra time but some excellent goalkeeping by both Ahly’s El Hadary and the giant Terek Jarmouni of ASFAR ensured the encounter dragged on to a penalty shootout after 120 minutes with no goals.

Just before the end of the first half of extra time, Egypt international striker Emad Moteab blasted his effort wide off target and moments later El Hadary tipped a goal-bound shot for corner to save the Egyptians some blushes

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El Hadary The Hero Again
Cairo - February 25, 2006

A fortnight after his heroics in the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary again made two saves in a penalty shootout as Egypt’s Al Ahly won the African Super Cup in Cairo on Friday night.

El Hadary saved twice in the shootout as Al Ahly beat Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces 4-2 on kicks after a goalless draw after extra time.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper’s acumen in penalty shootout’s handed his country a record fifth MTN Africa Cup of Nations title on Feb. 10 as Egypt’s national team beat the Ivory Coast on spot kicks.

Al Ahly, fielding six players from the MTN Africa Cup of Nations winning squad, laboured through two hours of football in front of some 50,000 fans at the Cairo


El Hadary saved
two more penalties
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International stadium before claiming another major continental title.

Super Cup success was the third major trophy for Egyptian football in the last three months after Al Ahly’s MTN Caf Champions League victory last November and the Nations Cup triumph earlier this month.

Royal Armed Forces could have sealed the win inside 90 minutes when they broke away after a mistake from defender Emad Al Nahhas in the 87th minute, but Al Ahly captain Shady Mohamed was back to clear off the line from substitute Adil Lotfi in the best chance of the match.

Al Ahly showed early enterprise with an opportunity created by Mohamed Aboutrika in the 10th minute, followed by a glaring miss by Emad Moteab, who also hit an easy chance over the crossbar from close range 10 minutes later.

Al Ahly’s Angolan international Flavio had his effort tipped over the top by goalkeeper Tarek Jarmouni in the 26thb minute.

El Hadary had to deal with two chances from the Moroccan side in the later stages of the first half, notably a powerful shot from Hafid Abdessadek.

After the interval captain Houcine Ouchla miscued an opportunity for the visitors while Egypt’s Nations Cup hero Aboutrika went wide after the soldiers failed to clear a cross from Moteab.

In the 73rd minute, Jarmouni made a fine goal line stop to deny a header from Al Nahhas, who came in behind the defence to firmly force a Mohamed Adelwahab cross goalwards.

Both sides also had chances in extra time where Moteab was again the villain for the home some with a wild shot that went off target from a good position in front of goal.

As winners of last year’s MTN Caf Champions League, Al Ahly played host to the annual Super Cup match against the victors in the 2005 African Confederation Cup.

It was the second Super Cup triumph for Al Ahly, following on their previous success in 2002.

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