Video: Wydad Dethrone Al Ahly To Win Third CAF Champions League Title


Monday, May 30
•Wydad Casablanca 2-0 Al Ahly

Wydad Casablanca beat Al Ahly 2-0 in Monday’s CAF Champions League final at the Mohamed V Stadium in Morocco.

El Moutaraji scored a goal at either side of halftime break to hand Wydad their third title after triumphs in 2017 and 1992.

They incidentally beat Al Ahly in 2017, and had beaten Al Hilal in 1992 for their first title.


The loss denied Al Ahly a record extending 11th title which would be their third in a row, and a record equaling fourth for South African coach Pitso Mosimane.

Moutaraji’s first goal was a beauty, scoring from yards out with a powerful effort.

But Al Ahly could have done better on the second; Moutaraji found the opponents defence sleeping on duty when he sneaked in to score from a rebound after goalkeeper El Shenawy had spilled his initial effort after a good cross from Reda Jaadi.

Al Ahly looked promising for extended stretches and had a bigger share of the possession but couldn’t show anything for their dominance.

Salah Mohsen was denied late on, Ali Maaloul fired over from close range while Mohamed Magdy saw his shot kept out by goalkeeper Ahmed Reda.

Wydad celebrate one of the goals. CAF photo

Wydad are tied on three CAF Champions League titles with rivals Raja Casablanca, Canon Yaounde (Cameroon) and Hafia (Guinea).

ES Tunis are on four, Zamalek and TP Mazembe have five each while Al Ahly are record winners with 10.



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