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Al Ahly Take CAFCL Final Decision To CAS

Al Ahly Take CAFCL Final Decision To CAS

Al Ahly have announced that they have taken the decision of the Confederation of African Football to host the CAF Champions League final in Morocco to the highest court in sport. The reigning champions are shocked that the final was awarded to Morocco, which could be a huge advantage to Wydad Casablanca, should they make the final. The Moroccan giants beat Petro de Luanda 3-1 away from home, while Al Ahly beat ES Setif 4-0, with both teams expected to meet in the final. However, CAF have caused some controversy and serious protests around the continent...
Mosimane Reacts To Shock CAF Decision

Mosimane Reacts To Shock CAF Decision

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has questioned the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to award Morocco the CAF Champions League final again. The Red Devils are firmly on course for a third successive final after beating ES Setif 4-0 in the 1st leg semi-final, while Wydad are favourites to meet them in the final, having beat Petro Atletico 3-1 in Luanda. Ahly won their record tenth title in Casablanca last season in a 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs and the decision from CAF to allow the same country the event for a second consecutive...
BREAKING: CAF Confirm Morocco Will Host CAFCL Final

BREAKING: CAF Confirm Morocco Will Host CAFCL Final

The Confederation of African Football has announced that this year’s CAF Champions League final will be hosted in Morocco – despite the recent complaint from Al Ahly. The Egyptian giants have one foot in the final after beating ES Setif 4-0 in their first leg in Cairo, while Wydad Casablanca beat Petro de Luanda 3-1 in Angola. CAF confirmed on Monday that this year’s final will again be hosted in Morocco, which could be a massive advantage for Wydad, after Senegal withdrew. “CAF received a bid from the Senegalese Football...
CAFCL Semi-Finals Confirmed

CAFCL Semi-Finals Confirmed

Wydad Atheltic Club were the final side to book their place in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League after beating Algerian champions Chabab Riadhi de Belouizdad 1-0 on aggregate. The Moroccan giants pulled off a masterclass in the first leg playing most of the game with ten men by edging Belouizdad 1-0 with less than 30% possession and they made the advantage count in a rather dull affair at the Stade Mohamed V as head coach Walid Reggui settled for a 0-0 draw. It wasn’t a game befitting of the incredible atmosphere the sea of red shirts...
Ten-Man Wydad Down CRB in Algeria

Ten-Man Wydad Down CRB in Algeria

Wydad Athletic Club beat CR Belouizdad 1-0 in their 1st leg CAF Champions League quarter-final at the Stade du 5 Juillet despite playing the game with ten men from the seventh minute.   The Botola Pro league leaders displayed why they are one of the favourites to win the competition this season with a massive performance in Algiers after going down to ten men as early as the seventh minute. Veteran midfielder Jalal Daoudi received his marching orders after throwing a punch but they showed defensive resilience to hold the home side to a goalless...
Wydad Coach Downtalks Chiefs Chances

Wydad Coach Downtalks Chiefs Chances

A seemingly bitter Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti has insisted if Kaizer Chiefs would beat Al Ahly it would be a “stroke of luck”. Amakhosi eliminated Wydad from the competition in the semi-final after beating them 1-0 on aggregate despite Benzarti’s team dominating proceedings in both games. Chiefs Update: Billiat & Manyama Spotted In Training The 71-year-old has now rated Chiefs’ chances to lift the trophy against Al Ahly, saying they are far from winning. “Kaizer Chiefs play defensively. They are most likely to start with 5-3-2...
Wydad Coach Downtalks Chiefs Chances

Benzarti Responds To Wrong Tactics Claim

An upset Wydad Casablanca coach has responded to claims that he was tactically outsmarted by Kaizer Chiefs’ coaches before almost storming out of a press conference. The 71-year-old saw his side get knocked out of the CAF Champions League by the Glamour Boys despite being rated as favourites coming into the tie. Zwane – What I Told Ngcobo However, Wydad twice failed to score against Amakhosi despite dominating possession and having many more shots than Chiefs. When it was put to Benzarti by iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu that he may...
Zwane Takes Dig At Wydad

Zwane Takes Dig At Wydad

Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane has taken a small dig at Wydad Casablanca for sending their ‘B-team’ to South Africa during the group stages. The Glamour Boys knocked the Moroccan giants out of the competition in the semi-final after holding them to a goalless draw on Saturday. Zwane On Chiefs CAFCL Final Qualification Wydad could probably have prevented Chiefs from progressing out of the group, had they not send a second-string team for their match day five fixture to the FNB Stadium, when Amakhosi beat them 1-0. Zwane now...
Zwane On Chiefs CAFCL Final Qualification

Zwane On Chiefs CAFCL Final Qualification

Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Arthur Zwane was full of praise for his players after they eliminated Wydad Casablanca from the CAF Champions League to book their ticket in the final. The 47-year-old had a depleted squad at his disposal after Leonardo Castro and Bruce Bvuma were not available for selection. Wydad Coach Reacts To Elimination Vs Chiefs Zwane said that his team followed his tactics very well but could’ve done better going forward. “Look we knew that if were able to contain them until after 25 minutes in the first, they were going to be...
Wydad Coach Reacts To Elimination Vs Chiefs

Wydad Coach Reacts To Elimination Vs Chiefs

Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti has reacted to his side’s elimination from the CAF Champions League against Kaizer Chiefs. The 71-year-old saw his side being knocked out at the semi-final at the FNB Stadium after being held to a goalless draw in the second leg. Kaizer Chiefs Into Champions League Final!! Benzarti was visibly devastated and sad he was very disappointed after the game. “We have scored the most goals in the Botola Pro league in Morocca. It’s the same players, it’s the same tactics, the same charisma,” he...