Al Hilal board member Ramy Kamal has revealed his surprise at being again drawn alongside Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly for the CAF Champions League group stages.
Sudanese side Al Hilal discovered their fate on Thursday after being drawn in Group B of the Champions League alongside reigning South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns, record 10-time African champions Al Ahly and Cameroonian giants Cotton Sport.
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The draw came as a surprise for board member Ramy Kamal who admitted his surprise at being drawn alongside Sundowns and Ahly, in particular, after being pitted against the same opponents during the group stage of the 2021/22 campaign.
"Everyone here was a little bit surprised to be in the same group alongside Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. However, this means that the teams know each other quite well," Kamal said on Sada El Balad h/t KingFut.
He added, "I believe each team in the group has an equal chance at progressing to the next round. How much effort each team will exert on the pitch will be the difference."
Last season, Al Hilal suffered defeat in both of their matches against Masandawana and held Ahly to a draw at home before being defeated in the away leg against the eventual runners-up of the competition.
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