Dubai’s Crown Prince praises ‘history making’ Al Ahli

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The Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Al Ahli, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum credited his club, saying they are “making history” after they advanced to the final.

Al Ahli qualified for the ACL final for the first time in history after defeating Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal in a dramatic semi-final second leg on Tuesday to seal a 4-3 victory on aggregate.

“The performance of Al Ahli throughout the competition made fans confident about the capabilities of the current generation of players and their ability to compete for the ACL title,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

The Red Knights became the second UAE side to qualify for the final of Asia’s premier football club competition, after Al Ain in 2003 and 2005, where their domestic rivals clinched the title in 2003.

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