Before confronting Al-Ahly..Wadad is armed with a legendary number and the return of his injured star


Arab football fans are awaiting a heavy caliber showdown between Al-Ahly and Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals of the African Champions League semi-finals on May 1 or 2 of next month in the first leg at the “Sports Complex Mohamed V” stadium. The return match will be held in “Stad” Cairo International ”, either on the 8 or 9 of the same month.

Moroccan “le360” website revealed that Wydad is preparing to equip his defense star, Ashraf Darry, who is in the last qualification stage, to be ready and in full physical and physical fitness before the Al-Ahly match in the semi-final early May.

The famous Moroccan website said, “The defender of the team, Ashraf Dary, is preparing to enter the group exercises after the end of this month, after he underwent a knee level surgery after his anterior cruciate ligament injury.”

Ashraf Dary has been out of action for more than four months, which negatively affected the team’s defense line and made him vulnerable to receiving many goals at the local and continental levels.

The player was injured during the Casablanca derby match against Raja in the tenth round of the Moroccan Professional League at the end of December 2019, when a bold attempt to cut the Congolese pass stars, to injure himself with a cut in the anterior cruciate ligament.

Legendary number

Rami Rabia and Ismail Al-Haddad in the Al-Ahly and Al-Wadad match in the 2017 African Champions League (Photo: Getty)
Rami Rabia and Ismail Al-Haddad in the Al-Ahly and Al-Wadad match in the 2017 African Champions League (Photo: Getty)

Wydad kidnapped the last card of the CAF Champions League quarter-final thanks to his two-goal victory in the first leg of the quarter-final match against ES Sahel, taking advantage of the misfortune of the Algerian striker Karim Oreibi to end the easy opportunities that he had in the second leg, to qualify to face Al-Ahly in a repeat of the final of the tournament. 2017.

Wadad is arming the nation with a “legendary” record before confronting the champion of the Horn of Africa. In the last 26 matches played by Wydad at home in the Champions League, he did not receive any defeat and won 22 games and drew in 4 meetings.

Surprisingly, the last defeat for the Oval Team on its soil was 3 and a half years ago, before Al-Ahly in particular, on July 27, 2016, in the fourth round of the group stage, and the Red Genie won with an orphan goal scored by Rami Rabiaa with a header, noting that That match was held on the Moulay Abd Allah stadium in the capital Rabat, and not on the permanent playground of the Wadad “Mohamed V boat” in Casablanca.

The Egyptian club Al-Ahly managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the African Champions League this season, after it went out with a goal against South Africa’s Sundowns on the difficult stadium “Loftus Versfield” in Pretoria, earlier on 7-3-2020, taking advantage of The victory he had achieved in the first leg with two clean goals at the “Cairo International Stadium”, with the presence of more than 30,000 spectators.

It is reported that the winner of the Al-Ahly and Al-Wadad match in the semi-final will face the winner from Zamalek and Raja Casablanca for the African Championship final.


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