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CAF Champions League Final: Al Ahly Take First Leg Advantage

Sunday, June 4
•Al Ahly (Egypt) 2-1 Wydad Casablanca (Tunisia)


Al Ahly beat Wydad Casablanca 2-1 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Sunday.

Percy Tau and Mahmoud Kahraba scored the two goals for the Egyptian giants at a fully packed Cairo International Stadium.

But Said Eddine Bouhra gave Wydad Casablanca a good fighting stance come the second leg, with a 85th minute consolation.

And the second leg, due Sunday June 11 in Tunisia, looks well poised as Wydad will need at least a 1-0 win to defend their title while a draw will be enough to crown Al Ahly.

Al Ahly got a halftime lead through South African winger Percy Tau who headed in off a good cross from Hussein Elshahat.

Elshahat then provided the second later, with Kahraba slotting in at the giving end at the hour mark.

But with five to play, Bouhra scored a well worked team goal to give Wydad more belief.

It’s strong to note that this is the repeat of last year’s final, with Wydad emerging 2-0 winners then with the final played under a one-leg format.

While Wydad are chasing a fourth CAF Champions League title, Al Ahly are targeting a record extending 11th title!

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