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Sunday, December 10, 2023

CAF Champions League 2019-20 Semi-final Preview: Wydad (MAR) vs Al Ahly (EGY)

The CAF Champions League semi-finals will kickoff with the first leg matchup between Egyptian champions Al Ahly and Moroccan runners-up Wydad Casablanca on October 17. 1st leg hosts Wydad ended the 2019-20 Botola season with disappointment by failing to win their domestic league, but will have all their focus on obtaining a trophy and making it to a second straight Champions League final.

Al Ahly look to be the favorites to capture their ninth Champions League title after a dominant 2019-20 Egyptian Premier League season. New coach Pitso Mosimane had limited time to get up to speed, but the talent at his disposal and the team’s form support Ahly’s status as favorites. Here is Pan-Africa Football’s preview of the opening match:


Ismail El Haddad has been a regular source of goals from the wing for Wydad this season.

Path to the Semi-Finals

First RoundHomeScoreAway
15 September 2019FC Nouadhibou0-2Wydad Casablanca
29 September 2019Wydad Casablanca4-1FC Nouadhibou
Aggregate ScoreWydad Casablanca6-1FC Nouadhibou
Group CGPWDLGFGAGDPointsQualification
Sundowns642093614Qualifies for Final Tournament
Wydad Casablanca623110649Qualifies for Final Tournament
Petro de Luanda6042814-64
USM Alger6033610-43