Friday, 23 October 2020 23:10

 

Photo Credit:Al Ahly. 

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has reached his second CAF Champions League final after guiding his side to a 5-1 aggregate win over Wydad Casablanca.

Mosimane made only one change after a 2-0 win in the first-leg, as he recalled Ahmed Fathi in place Ali Maaloul while there was a South African reunion on the pitch, as referee Victor Gomes officiated the match.

Ahly stretched their overall dominance in the clash five minutes after kick-off after Mohsen combined with Amr Al-Sulaya for a classy finish.

It was two just minutes towards the half-hour mark when a ball from Aliou Dieng had Hussein El Shahat pulling the defence to shreds for a brilliant solo strike.

The encounter was put beyond doubt by Ahly in the 59th minutes after Ibrahim managed to get a delivery for a glancing header past Wydad goalkeeper Ahmed Tangouti.

Wydad pulled a goal back through the boot of substitute Zouhair El Moutaraji inside the final eight minutes, but it proved to be nothinng more than a consolation.

With Al Ahly progressing to the final, the remaining two games of the competition will be staged at the Cairo International stadium.

Meanwhile Confederation of African Football (CAF) have officially announced that the second leg match between Zamalek and Raja Club Athletic is postponed after it was initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24.

Zamalek had defeated Raja Casablanca 1-0 at the Mohamed V Stadium in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-finals.

However, Raja released a statement on Saturday announcing that two unnamed players have tested positive for COVID-19, just one day before their first leg clash against Zamalek.

And two days later, the Moroccan giants announced six new cases of the novel COVID-19 were discovered following a new round of testing.

CAF announced that the game between Zamalek and Raja has been postponed to the first of November, with the final of the Champions League to be played as scheduled, on November 6.