Al Ahly prepared for his final showdown with Wydad.


Mohamed Sheriff scored an injury time equalizer for Al Ahly against Entente Setif on Saturday.

Al Ahly beat Entente Setif 6-2 on aggregate to prepare for the African Champions League final against Wydad Casablanca.

Egypt’s giants Ahly won 4-0 in the first leg of their last quarter-final and went on to draw 2-2 in Algeria on Saturday.

Cairo clubs are aiming for an unprecedented three-game losing streak and a record-breaking 11th win against Wydad on Monday 30 May.

The final will be held in Morocco, but Al Ahly Appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports about choosing a place.

Ahly got off to a quick start in the semi-final return leg when Ahmed Abdel Kader scored in just two minutes following a smooth passing movement.

However, Entente Setif equalized just before taking a break from the Algiers with Ahmed Kendouci’s close shot, and the hosts looked for a win in comfort as Riad Benayad’s sharp shot made them 2-1 to 2-1 just after the time mark.

However, Mohamed Sherif shoved the ball home in the break time to equalize for the Egyptian team.

The two-time winner Wydad has secured a place in the finals on Friday. 1-1 draw with Petro Atlético They won 4-2 on aggregate.

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Al Ahly wants to change the venue for the final as Casablanca’s Mohammed V Stadium is set to host the match.

A one-time final format was introduced in 2020 and Ahly argues that the African Football Federation’s (Caf’s) decision to grant Morocco a game “breaks the laws and regulations” and will give Wydad a home advantage.

The Caf claims North Africa is the only candidate to host the match after another bidder, Senegal, withdrew from the run.

Morocco also hosted the final last year, where Ali secured their 10th Champions League title by defeating the Kaiser Chiefs 3-0 in Casablanca.

Wydad’s most recent victory in the competition was in 2017. It was when they beat Al Ahly 2-1 in a two-legged showdown.

Caf said talks are underway to bring it back to its former home-and-away format for future finals.

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