Morocco’s Wydad have won the CAF Champions League on home turf after a 2-0 win over Al Ahly at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.
Wydad will certainly look back on some great wins along the way with perhaps the most notable including a highly impressive 3-1 dismantling of Angola’s Atletico Petroleos de Luanda, and their 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad.
Yahya Jabrane lived the dream of many a supporter as he lifted the CAF Champions League after Wydad’s victory over Al Ahly. A brace from Zouhair El Moutaraji helped Wydad to victory.
A long-range screamer allowed Zouhair El Moutaraji score a 15th minute opener and just as the second half progressed, he doubled his tally in the 48th minute.
Pitso Mosimane’s side laboured to get back into the game but all came to nothing. Percy Tau and Ahmed Abdelkader kept firing blank in an effort to restore El Mared El Ahmar into the game.
The home fans were sent into a frenzy as center referee Victor Gomes blew the final whistle. Wydad celebrated their third continental title after triumphs in 1992 and 1017. Coach Walid Regragui lifted the Qatar Stars League in 2019 and can now add success with Wydad to a growing list of honours in an impressive managerial career.
In light of the controversies surrounding the final, Morocco was the only country to bid after Senegal withdrew their application. Egypt’s Al Ahly failed in a bid to have the match postponed to a neutral ground after their appeal was turned down last week.