Al Ahly, Wydad set for CAF Champions League final

Oct 28, 2017 | African News | 0 comments

Coach Hossam El Badry says his side Al Ahly are looking to extend their record tally of titles as they contest the African Champions League final.

At the Borg el-Arab Stadium today, Al Ahly will take on Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in Alexandria in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.

“We aim to win whatever competition we enter,” he pointed out. “Our supporters are very much excited for another Champions League title.”

The Cairo giants have won eight African crowns, the last of which came in 2013.

Both sides were made to work for their place to the final, especially Wydad, who played out a goalless draw with USM Alger in the first leg of their semi-final before recording a hard-earned 3-1 win in the second.

The Egyptians side Al Ahly overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Etoile Sportive du Sahel with an emphatic 6-2 victory in the return.

El Badry, who is enjoying a third spell in charge of the club, guided Al Ahly to the 2012 Champions League title.

The winner will bag a reward of 2,500,000 US Dollars and a ticket to represent the African continent at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in December in the United Arab Emirates.

The second leg will is slated for November 4 in Morocco at the Complexe Mohammed V stadium, Casablanca.

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