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CAF Champions League

Teams: Wydad Casablanca v Al Ahly

Date: 17 October 2020

Venue: Stade Mohamed V

Time: 21h00 (South African time)

Wydad Casablanca play host to Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly SC in the CAF Champions League semi-final first-leg at the Stade Mohamed V on Saturday evening.

Read: Pitso's Perfect Start At Al Ahly Comes To An End

Mosimane have overseen three matches since ascending the reigns at the Egyptian giants, with two wins and a draw in the Egyptian Premier League and knows the Moroccans very well.

Ahly booted Mamelodi Sundowns, then coached by Mosimane in the quarter-finals this year while Wydad ousted Tunisians Etoile du Sahel and just lost out on the Botola title.

Good news for Mosimane is that captain and goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy, Mahmoud Kahraba and Aliou Badji are back from injury.

The last time Ahly and Wydad did battle, the Moroccans were 2-1 winners on aggregate in the 2017 semi-finals en-route to lifting their second continental crown.

This evening's clash will also see two former Mamelodi Sundowns coaches going head-to-head, as Miguel Ángel Gamondi coached the Brazilians alongside Neil Tovey.

Starting line-ups:

Wydad: A. Tagnaouti, Abdellatif Noussir, Yahya Jabrane, Ibrahim Eddine, Yahia Attiyat-allah, Brahim Nakach (C), El Karti, Aymen El Hassouni, Badie Aouk, Gbagbo Junior Magbi, El Haddad.

Al Ahly: El-Shennawy; Hany, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Ma’aloul; Amr El-Sulya, Aliou Dieng; Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Hussein El-Shahat, Junior Ajayi; Marwan Mohsen.

Click through the gallery to see Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly arrived in Casablanca


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