Fans of the round witch in the brown continent are waiting for the expected match between Al-Ahly, the defending champion, and Moroccan Wydad, in the final African Champions League 2022.
There is no doubt that the talk about the Champions League final stadium crisis is dominating the sporting scene in the continent, and it grabs the headlines after choosing Morocco as host for the decisive match, which put the Confederation of African Football “C” in an unenviable position, after being accused of corruption by fans. Al-Ahly and some people interested in football in Africa through social media, by activating the hashtag “Stop_CAF_Corruption.”
How did the crisis start?
The crisis began as soon as the African Union announced that Morocco would host the final of the tournament after qualifying Al Ahly Wydad, ES Setif and Petro Atlético reach the semi-finals of the continental competition. Everyone was surprised by the decision, and accusations began from here and there, courtesy of Morocco and Wydad, due to the presence of Mr. Faouzi Lekja, president of the Moroccan League and a member of the International Football Association, and his strong powers over “K” decisions.
Al-Ahly club officially objected to holding the final match in Morocco, stressing that this does not guarantee equal opportunities, as Wydad will play at home and among its fans, which contradicts the principle of impartiality and justice between the two teams.
The response came from CAF that the local federations were aware of the opening and closing date for hosting the final of the tournament, and only Morocco and Senegal advanced, and a vote was held, the result of which was the Kingdom’s victory in the honor of receiving the match.
After Al-Ahly and Wydad officially qualified for the final match, the Red Castle officials did not stop the objection and the angry statements poured out in order to stop the courtesies that occurred in favor of Morocco from the African Union, and demanded the right of the team to enter the final in a way that guarantees justice and equal opportunities.
Al-Ahly club threatened to resort to the International Sports Court to decide the matter, and explained during an official statement that it rejected the idea of withdrawing from the continental final under any circumstances, stressing the need to provide some important and legitimate conditions such as obtaining tickets for half the capacity of the fans in the stadium where the match will be held, in addition to A referee team at the highest level through which the Red Genie guarantees justice in the match. (See details from here)
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However, it seems clear that CAF will not reverse its decision to hold the CAF Champions League final in Morocco on Monday, May 30th.
Here, we will review for you, what does Wydad do at home in the final of the African Champions League and the playoffs before the next fiery confrontation against Al-Ahly?
Link Moroccan Wydad 4 times to the CAF Champions League final in the years 1992-2011-2017-2019, with two wins and two draws at home.
In the 1992 edition, Wydad won at home against Al-Hilal of Sudan (2-0).
– 2011 edition, Wydad tied with Tunisia’s Esperance (0-0).
– The 2017 version beat Al-Ahly (1-0).
– The 2019 edition was tied with Esperance with a score of (1-1).
What did Wydad do at home in the last 3 seasons in the semi-finals?
Wydad has not managed to achieve any victory at home since three seasons, during which it reached the semi-finals of the African Champions League.
– Season 2020, Wydad lost to Al-Ahly with a score of (2-0).
– 2021 season Wydad lost to South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs (1-0).
– 2022 season Wydad tied with Petro Atlético (1-1).
Dear reader, is the last statistic a good omen for Al-Ahly fans who do not wish to face Wydad at their home in the continental final, or will the round witch have a different opinion?