It’s time for the 2019/20 CAF Champions League semifinals.
Morocco’s Wydad hosts Egypt’s Al Ahly at the Mohamed V Complex, Casablanca today (21:00 SA time).
Warming up for the game, CAFOnline.com spoke to both sides’ coaches and captains.
Miguel Gamondi (Coach, Wydad)
“This is a crucial game. Our target is to go to the final and lift the cup. We had a tight schedule in the Moroccan Botola, but my players are ready. I thank them for their great efforts despite being exhausted and especially amidst this (Covid-19) pandemic. We are looking forward to achieving a good result before the return leg in Cairo.”
Abdelatif Noussir (Captain, Wydad)
“It’s a difficult game against an experienced side, but we are positive we could achieve our target, which is a convincing win at home to make our mission a bit easier before the away leg.”
Pitso Mosimane (Coach, Al Ahly)
“I know Wydad well, they are a strong team, and we respect them, and they also know Al Ahly very well. But we are here to have a positive result, and why not come back home with a win.
We have many injured players, but I cannot complain. This is football and we played some games without our key players and still got positive results. I believe in my team.”
Mohamed El Shenawy (Goalkeeper, Al Ahly)
“Our target is the title, but we are taking each game in time. Wydad is a good team and we respect them much. But in Al Ahly we play each game to win, whatever the competition is. We want to make our supporters happy.”
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa