Pitso, Ahly honoured at historic event

CAF Champions League

Al Ahly celebrated their historic Al Ashra achievement in a remarkable spectacle at their iconic El Tetsh Stadium on Tuesday evening.

After a gruelling 2020/22 campaign, Pitso Mosimane and his squad were finally able to celebrate their record tenth-star achievement after beating Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF Champions League final back in July.

The Red Devils beat the South African giants 3-0 in Morocco and to celebrate the milestone, they hosted a prestigious ceremony attended by club legends, former and current board members and high-profile sporting figures.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the incredible event in Cairo on Tuesday evening

The club not only honoured Mosimane and his squad on the evening but also former player Moamen Zakaria, who was forced into retirement last year after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Zakaria has not played a match for Ahly since 2018 due to the rare neurological disease but has been included within their journey with the back-to-back African champions league titles dedicated to him.

"This generation of players proved that they have a strong character and a special spirit. Despite all the difficult circumstances, they stepped up to the mission and achieved titles," club president Mahmoud El-Khatib said at the event.

"They are cementing their legacy at the club and they are doing great things that the fans will remember forever. Also, I would like to thank the team's coaching staff, administrative staff, and everyone working with the team.

"We are united behind one goal, which is raising the club's flag. In the journey to achieve the tenth star, we have visited many countries and I would like to thank our embassies in these countries who helped us a lot and eased our mission."

The Club of the Century will have the chance to secure silverware in the first game of their 2021/22 campaign when they face El-Gaish in the Egypt Super Cup on Tuesday, 21 September.

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