Setif beat Al Ahly to win CAF Super Cup



A pattern of home victories in the CAF Super Cup continued on Saturday when Algerians Entente Setif defeated Egyptians Al Ahly 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

It was the 18th time in 20 matches that the CAF Champions League title-holders have used home advantage to win the one-off game.

Since 2004 the African champions have hosted the winners of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup. Previously, they met the African Cup Winners Cup title-holders.

Abdelmalek Ziaya scored on 70 minutes at Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida, 45 kilometres south of Algiers, to put Setif ahead.

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But veteran Ahly striker Emad Meteb levelled three minutes into stoppage time and forced a penalty shootout.

Extra time is not played in the CAF Super Cup.

Success was worth $75,000 (66,000 euros) to Setif and the Ahly bank balance got a $50,000 boost.

Setif lifted the trophy at the first attempt while record six-time winners Ahly were losing a Super Cup match for only the second time.

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