Al Ahly were unlucky to convert chances in the first half – Hossam El Badry


Al Ahly coach Hossam El Badry feels his side were not lucky after missing several chances to kill the game in the first half of their 2-0 loss to KCCA FC in the CAF Champions League group stage match at Namboole.

The Egyptians, losing finalists last year played a better first half but were a shadow of themselves after the break as KCCA scored through Ibrahim Sadam Juma and Timothy Awany late penalty.

“In the first half we controlled the game and created many chances,” said El Badry. “We got penalty but missed it and for the last 2-3 games, we don’t have luck,” he added.

I think if we use the chances we created in the first half, we win but we didn’t and we were punished.

In the second half, we sat back and gave KCCA chance to start attacking and unfortunately we concede the first goal and then the penalty, it was difficult because it came even at the end.

Despite sitting bottom of group D with one point after two games, El badry believes there is still chance to advance to the quarters just like it is for other teams.

There is still chance for all teams with four games to play. We have two games at home and so it’s not over yet.

Al Ahly’s next game is a trip to Township Rollers on July 17.


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