Al Ahly send Wydad Casablanca packing

Al Ahly have managed to register their first win in Group A of the CAF Champions League when they defeated Wydad Casablanca 1-0 at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Rabat on Wednesday night.

An early second half goal courtesy of Rami Rabia ensured Martin Jol’s side had something to cheer about in the continental competition.

The win for the Red Devils has elevated them to the third spot with four points and has revived their hopes of reaching the semifinals.

Although Casablanca were looking for a win to consolidate their top spot, they failed to penetrate their visitors’ defence.

It was 0-0 at halftime. However, with one minute from the tunnel, midfielder Rabia put the visiting side ahead when he scored in the 46th minute.

Ahly managed to desperately hold on to their lead as they walked away as winners to boost their confidence.

In the wake of the loss, the hosts remain top of the log, level on seven points with George Lwandamina’s ZESCO United, thanks to a superior head-to-head record.

The eight time CAF Champions League winners will now want to continue with their winning ways to move up the log table when they face the in-form Zambian side on August 12.

Ahly will be at home hoping to avenge the 3-2 defeat they suffered in Zambia in June.

Looking at John Toshack’s side, they will also want to claim the full three points in their next game at home to Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas.

Back in June, the Rouges et Blancs were victorious away in Abidjan and that match will inspire them to erase the loss to Ahly.

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