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May 29, 2024

Al Ahly & Wydad win their CAF Champions League 1st Semi-Final Encounters

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2 North African Football giants won their 1st Semi-Final games convincingly and are a game away from the Finals.

Al Ahly won 4-0 against Algerian side ES Setif, Taher Mohamed of Al Ahly had an early goal disallowed for being in an offside position.

Percy Tau opened the scoring on the half hour mark putting the host in front.  

ES Setif had a player sent off in the 35th minute, the hosts then dominated the second half.

Percy Tau showed real quality by setting up a wonderful goal and netting 2 goals in the game.

Percy Tau running to celebrate with Coach Pitso Mosimane – Credit @AlAhlyOnline

Wydad won 3-1 away in Luanda against Petro Atletico. The Moroccan side got the lead through an own goal scored in the 16th minute by Brazilian forward Tiago Azulao.

The away side doubled the lead on the stroke of half time by a spectacular long range shot from midfielder Yahya Jabrane.

DRC’s striker Mbenza Guy scored the 3rd goal for Wydad in the 68th minute, killing all hopes of a comeback.

Petro Atletico had a consolation goal in the 81st minute from a misjudged free kick by the Wydad Goalkeeper letting the ball bounce into the back of the net.

Wydad will host Petro Atletico on the 13th of May while ES Setif will host Al Ahly a day after to determine who plays in the ultimate stage of the CAF Champions League.

DRC’s Striker Mbenza Guy dribbling through Petro Atletico players – Credit @CAFOnline

If Wydad and Al Ahly progress to the next round, we might watch a repeat of the 2017 CAF Champions League Final.

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