Percy Tau has a chance to win trophy number seven if Al Ahly beat USM Alger in the Caf Super Cup.
The South African international has already won the Caf Super Cup, Caf Champions League, twice the Egyptian Super Cup, Egyptian Cup and Egyptian League title.
The upcoming showdown between Al Ahly and USM Alger at King Fahd Stadium in Taif, Saudi Arabia, is set to determine the kings of African club football for the 2022/23 season.
Al Ahly enters the match as the favourites, boasting an impressive record in the competition with eleven appearances, eight victories, and two losses, making them the most successful club in this tournament’s history.
Their opponents, USM Alger from Algeria, are making their debut in the competition. They have the opportunity to etch their name in the rich history of Algerian football by becoming the second Algerian club to win the CAF Super Cup.
The first was ES Setif, who defeated Al Ahly in a dramatic penalty shootout in 2015 to claim the title.
Al Ahly’s journey in the CAF Champions League during the 2022/23 season started slowly but gained momentum when it mattered most. They secured their 11th CAF Champions League gold medal with a 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, equaling the record.
USM Alger, on the other hand, secured their first-ever continental title by defeating Tanzania’s Young Africans in a two-legged affair.
This historic win not only marked a significant achievement for the club but also earned them the opportunity to vie for the title of African club football kings if they can overcome the formidable Al Ahly in the upcoming match.
The clash promises to be an exciting and historic encounter, as Al Ahly looks to add another accolade to their illustrious history, while USM Alger aims to make a memorable debut in the CAF Super Cup and leave their mark in African football.