Tag - Wydad Casablanca

The CAF Champions League tie nobody wanted

The draw nobody really wanted was conducted at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo on Friday afternoon. It remained a distinct possibility, but many dismissed it and concluded that Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns would probably meet either at the semi-final stages or in the final of Africa’s premier club competition. But in a...

Passionate Ahly supporters beg Pitso to intervene

Pitso Mosimane received probably the ultimate stamp of approval from Al Ahly fans this week when they implored him to seriously revamp their medical team which they blame for their daily growing list of injured players ahead of the African Champions League semi-final tie against Wydad Casablanca. The casualty list increased last week when number one...

Al Ahly comes up with wild and bizarre claim

As the day of reckoning draws closer, Egyptian giants Al Ahly have come up with a bizarre claim on the eve of their crunch African Champions League second leg tie at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday in Atteridgeville. The team released a statement in which they sharply criticize the match’s designated referee – Bakary Gassama...

Safa watching unfolding Zimbabwe scandal with interest

The South African Football Association (SAFA) is watching the unfolding scandal in faraway Egypt in which Zimbabwe players are alleged to have thrown their final group match against the DR Congo which they lost 4-0 with keen interest. Legendary Zimbabwean journalist Robson Sharuko revealed in a story that appeared in the leading daily The Herald on...

Let the 2019 AFCON games in Egypt begin!

The 2019 African Nations Cup will hopefully get underway in the city that gave the world the majestic Pyramids of Giza when the hosts Egypt open the jamboree against the Warriors of Zimbabwe in Cairo tonight. Zimbabwe had on Thursday refused to honor a final training session to fine tune their preparations, allegedly because they had...

CAF Champions League enters halfway stage

The CAF African Champions’ League group stage reaches the halfway mark this weekend with some mouth-watering encounters scheduled across the continent. Group A leaders Wydad Casablanca whose unsporting behavior was widely reported following their 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns a week ago, travel to the astro turfed Mnandi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu to face Lobi Stars. This...