Platinum Stars down Al Ahly
Posted: 26 April 2008 Time: 18:47
Platinum Stars beat Egyptian side Al Ahly 2-1 in a Caf Champions League, second round, first leg match played at Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Stars goals were scored by Koketso Mmotong and Edward Williams while Emad Moteab scored for Al Ahly.
The home side dominated the match especially during the first half and should have scored at least twice, the ball being cleared off the goalline at one stage.
In the second half the Egyptian side brought on Naby Ibrahim and he made a huge difference to his side.
In the 56th minute Stars took the lead when Hareaipha Marumo passed the ball in the direction of Mmotong, a defensive error allowed Mmotong to score with a close range shot.
The equalizer was scored by a header from Emad Moteab after receiving a cross from the left in the 81st minute.
The winner came in the 88th minute when Marumo sent through a quality pass for Edward Williams to score with a shot.
The second leg of the tie in Cairo in two weeks time will decide who goes through to the group stages of the Champions League, the loser drops into the Confederation Cup.