Two of the matches will be played on Friday and five others on Saturday.
It was a fitting end to an exciting affair that lived up to its billing, with both sides exchanging punches in an end-to-end game before Ahly proved the more clinical with the decisive winner
Nigeria Basketball Federation President Cup Champions, Rivers Hoopers, will face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game of the Basketball Africa League on March 21 in Monastir, Tunisia.
Nigeria’s representative at the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers, have been drawn in the Nile Conference alongside Zamalek of Egypt, Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo, Forces Armes et Police Basketball of Cameroon and Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda.
Achraf Bencharki scored twice for Zamalek, who had taken a early lead through Youssef Obama.
Egyptian giants Zamalek will try to get Nigerian player Maarouf Yussuf Egyptian citizenship to allow him to stay with the team as they have reached the maximum number of foreign players allowed in their squad, capped at four.
Another panel will do the shortlist for Women’s players and Coaches for the season
At least 19 people died in the disaster after police fired tear gas at fans as they tried to push their way into Cairo’s Air Defence stadium
The 69-year-old has parted ways with Petrojet after losing 1-0 to Nasr Lel Taa’deen at home, but he revealed that he is not thinking about retirement.
Enugu Rangers are currently in deep waters of relegation in the Nigerian league, occupying the last spot on the table after only managing three wins with 14 games played
Rangers manager, Imama Amapakabo, hopes that “gods of football” will help his side do the unexpected as they need to win by a margin of three or more to eliminate Zamalek from the round of 32 of the Champions League
Five-time Champions League holders Zamalek visit the Nigerian league holders for the return leg on March 17
The White Knights will host the Nigerian side in the first leg on Sunday at Al-Salam Stadium, before playing the second leg in Nigeria one week later
Rangers edged Algeria’s JS Saoura on away goal rule after drawing one-all away from home, before drawing 0-0 in Enugu to progress to the next round
The defeat will be hard to swallow for Morocco, who spurned several goal-scoring chances in an exciting second half, which stood in stark contrast to a dour first period
Enyimba and Setif have won the competition twice each, while Zamalek have been champions on five occasions