Egyptian giants Al Ahly secured a giant benefit over Wydad Casablanca within the African Champions League semi-final on Saturday with a 2-0 win within the first leg in Morocco.
Ahly surprised the hosts with a aim after simply 4 minutes in Casablanca when Magdy Afsha pounced on a defensive slip to place his facet forward.
Wydad missed a great likelihood to equalise after they have been awarded a spot-kick simply earlier than the break just for Badie Aouk’s tame shot to be saved by Ahly keeper Mohamed El-Shennawy.
The guests then doubled their lead within the second half with skilled Tunisia worldwide Ali Maaloul scoring from the penalty spot.
Ahly, who’ve gained the title a document eight instances, at the moment are in a robust place to achieve the ultimate going into the second leg in Egypt subsequent weekend.
This was the primary main check for Ahly’s new coach Pitso Mosimane after two victories and a draw within the Egyptian Premier League since he changed Swiss Rene Weiler on the helm.
The primary leg of the opposite semi-final can be being performed in Casablanca on Sunday night time between newly topped Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca and Zamalek of Egypt.
The semi-finals mark a return to continental membership soccer competitors in Africa for the primary time for the reason that Covid-19 lockdown.
On Friday, the Confederation of African Soccer (Caf) mentioned a draw was held the place Egypt gained the proper to host the ultimate on 6 November ought to it function one staff from Morocco and one from Egypt.