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Saturday, 4 November 2017

WAC Casablanca beat Al Ahly 1-0 (agg 2-1) to win the 2017 CAF Champions League


WAC Casablanca secured their second trophy of the competition (the first was in 1992) after defeating Al Ahly (the most successful club in the CAF champions league) 1-0 in the 2017 final on Saturday night at the Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco.



The Moroccan champions scored the only goal of the match through Walid El Karty.  Achraf Bencharki, who equalised in the first leg, set up the goal with a deflected cross for Walid El Karty to nod home the lone goal on 69 minutes making his third goal of the competition, a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 draw in Egyptian coastal city Alexandria last     weekend


 

Victory bridged a 25-year gap for Wydad, who conquered Africa for the first time in 1992 when they defeated Al Hilal of Sudan in the African Cup of Champions Clubs.

The 2017 CAF Champions League is the 53rd edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football, and the 21st edition under the current CAF Champions League format.
The name of the premier African club competition changed to the CAF Champions League in 1997 when a new format and prize money were introduced.


Wydad pocketed a record $2.5 million (about 2.1 million euros) and are guaranteed at least another $1 million by competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates during December. 

 

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