Sun Downs revived Al-Ahly’s hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League, after its 1-1 draw with its host Al-Hilal of Sudan, on Saturday.

The South African team, which secured its qualification for the next round since the last round, maintained the top of the group with 11 points and one point ahead of Al-Hilal, second in the standings.

Al-Ahly comes in third place with seven points, while Cameroonian Coton Sport is in last place without points.

Al-Hilal needs only a tie in Egypt next week to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Al-Ahly must win at least 1-0, or by two goals.

Coliso Mudaw gave Sun Downs the lead in the 66th minute, when he followed a rebound from goalkeeper Ali Abu Ashreen.

However, the visiting team’s lead did not last more than five minutes, as Mohamed Abdel Rahman took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, extracted the ball from him while building an attack, and fired it into the goal.

Athar Al-Taher missed a penalty kick that Williams saved in the second minute of stoppage time for the second half.

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