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Wydad Coach Blames VAR After Chiefs Defeat

Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti has blamed VAR for his side’s defeat to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Amakhosi collected an important 1-0 away victory in Casablanca, thanks to a solitary strike by Samir Nurkovic.

Benzarti’s men dominated proceedings for large parts of the game, having 80% possession and 26 shots but failed to find a break through Chiefs’ defense.

The Wydad coach, though, didn’t fault his players but insisted VAR wasn’t on his team’s side.

“We lost by one goal, we still have the second match to play in South Africa. The VAR wasn’t used in favour of Wydad like during the previous matches,” the 73-year-old said in his post-match press conference.

“We’ll try to overturn the result in South Africa. I can’t fault the players, they gave one hundred percent. They were present mentally and physically but this is football.

“We accept the result and we look forward to doing better in the next match.”



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