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Wydad Casablanca wins CAF Champions League for the second time after 25 years

Wydad Casablanca clinches their second CAF Champions League title with a 1-0 win at home to Al Ahly securing a 2-1 total triumph.

The Moroccan side drew with Al Ahly – the opposition’s best club – in the primary leg, drawing 1-1 at the Borg El Arab Stadium, and Walid El Karti finished the turnaround before a rowdy home group.

El Karti’s second-half header was sufficient to settle the tie to support Wydad after the two sides missed once in a lifetime opportunities before the break.

The guests, pursuing a ninth crown, pushed hard for a late equalizer, however, missed their mark and could just watch on as Wydad commended their first title in 25 years on the pitch at full-time.

In the midst of the impressive clamor of Stade Mohammed V, Al Ahly controlled the beginning periods and Walid Azarou left behind a brilliant chance to open the scoring as he shot directly at goalkeeper Zouhair Laaroubi from a short angle.

Abdeladim Khadrouf at that point came close to scoring for the home side with a wide strike that skipped off the crossbar as Sherif Ekramy stood attached to his line as Wydad burst back into life.

Laaroubi splendidly denied Al Ahly’s Moamen Zakaria toward the finish of a quick counter-attack, before Ekramy misconstrued Ismail El Haddad’s cross-cum-shot and viewed on with alleviation as it streamed wide as Wydad kept on attacking yet again.

In any case, the two groups headed into the break still goalless, a scoreline that would as of now observe the hosts secure the trophy.

El Haddad impacted wide quickly following the restart yet, after a stoppage to permit flare-initiated smoke to clear the pitch, the challenge hindered until El Karti made his check with 21 minutes remaining.

Achraf Bencharki – who scored Wydad’s goal in Egypt – gave the cross from the privilege for the 23-year-old midfielder to nip in front of a grip of defenders and gesture into the net.

Ekramy some way or another denied El Haddad the second from another Bencharki focus, yet the Moroccan side hung on with the sponsorship of their decided home help to take the trophy.

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