Al Ahly climbed into second place in Group A on Saturday night after defeating Al-Merrikh 3-2 in a dramatic CAF Champions League match. Al Ahly had previously been in third place.
Mohamed Sherif scored the first goal of the group phase for the home side in the third minute after Tau delivered a beautiful ball to him. Tau made his presence felt early on as his superb pass found Mohamed Sherif, who put the home side ahead as early as the third minute.
Al Ahly continued to dominate and were rewarded with a second goal on 34 minutes, with Sherif completing his brace - his second in as many games this week - to complete his hat-trick.
The Red Devils appeared to be in complete command heading into half-time until Sudanese forward Tony Edjomariegwe equalized in the 42nd minute with a headed goal from distance.
Al Merreikh leveled the score in the 69th minute, due to Elsamani Saadeldin's first goal of the competition, which came just minutes after Hussein El Shahat came in to replace Tau in the starting line up.
However, with 14 minutes left on the clock, Mustafa Karshoum deflected the ball into his own net to give Mosimane's troops the lead once more.
Al Ahly were able to see out the final phases without conceding a goal, securing maximum points for the first time in the group's history. The result puts Al Ahly three points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, who they will meet in their next match.
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