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Cairo club Al-Ahly set out this weekend to win the CAF Confederation Cup final and improve the battered image of Egyptian football.The Red Devils play Ivory Coast outfit Sewe Sport Saturday in the first leg in Abidjan with the return match scheduled for Dec. 6 in Cairo.After decades of football success at national team and club levels, this year has largely been a tale of failures for Egyptian sides.The national team created unwanted history by failing for a record third consecutive time to reach the Africa Cup of Nations, a competition they have won an unrivaled seven times.Fellow Cairo club Zamalek did make the mini-league stage only to fare disastrously, winning just one game out of six and finishing bottom.Sewe coach Rigo Gervais hopes for at least a two-goal lead at the 20,000-seat Stade Robert Champroux and free admission should ensure a capacity crowd.
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