Addis Ababa – Jimma Aba Jifar, the defending Ethiopian Premier League champions and Ethiopia‘s representative in this year’s CAF Champions League, defeated Egyptian giants Al Ahly 1-0 in the second leg match of the qualifying round played here today.
Despite the victory, the team was eliminated on a 2-1 aggregate as the Egyptian side won 2-0 in the first leg match.
The lone goal of the match came in the dying minute of the first half thanks to Didier Lebri.
While disappointed by the elimination from the Champions League, Jimma Aba Jifar will take comfort in the fact that they will be included in the second round draw of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Jimma Aba Jifar: Daniel Ajay – Awet GebreMichael, Kedir Sheyredin, Elias Ataro – Mesud Mohammed, Yehun Endeshaw and Henock Gemtessa – Didier Lebri, Bismarck Apiya and Aschalew Girma.
Ahly: Sherif Ekramy, Karim Walid, Mohamed Hani, Salif Coulibaly, Ayman Ashraf, Eslam Mohareb, Hesham Mohamed, Amr El-Sulaya, Nasser Maher, Ahmed Hamoudi, Marwan Mohsen