CAFCL: Al Ahly Beat Wydad To Seal Final Place

Egyptian giants Al Ahly are through to this year’s CAF Champions League final after they beat Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 3-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday.

Ahly, record eight times African champions, secured their 13th final appearance with a 5-1 aggregate victory having won the first leg 2-0 in Casablanca last weekend.

The Egyptian giants have now won their last 17 home African Champions League games, the longest streak in the competition’s history. They’re also through to their third final in four years.

Al Ahly drew first blood after just seven minutes through Marwan Mohsen, although the goal was only confirmed after a lengthy VAR check.

A virtuoso effort from Hussein El-Shahat in the 26th minute brought Ahly their second goal with defender Yasser Ibrahim adding a third when he headed home a corner on the hour mark.

Wydad grabbed a consolation goal through Zouhair El Moutaraji nine minutes from the end.

Pitso Mosimane’s Ahly will now face either Morocco’s Raja Casablanca or Cairo rivals Zamalek in next month’s final which will take place in Egypt.

Mosimane appointed just weeks ago has now entered a second final having won the competition in 2016 with former side Mamelodi Sundowns.

Their semi-final second leg will now take place next weekend because of an outbreak of Covid-19 infections in the Raja camp.