Adel Ramzy, technical director of the Moroccan Wydad Casablanca team, stressed his confidence in the players’ abilities to win the title of the first edition of the 2023 African Football League competition.
Wydad vs. Sun Downs
And achieved Wydad team Moroccan Riyadi defeated its South African counterpart, Sun Downs, 2-1, on Sunday evening, in the first leg of the African League Championship final at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca.
Adel Ramzy said in statements published by the Moroccan “Al-Botola” website, “We have the second half left in South Africa, and we are determined to achieve a good result. It will be a difficult match, but we are confident in ourselves to win the title.”
Wydad’s coach added, “The players gave a great performance, and I can say that I feel comfortable, even though we received some attempts. In such a situation, it was good to add a third goal, and in general it can be said that the result is good.”
Ramzy continued his statements, saying, “We have all the capabilities to score outside our home, and I believe that the game will be open, as we will face a team that knows well how to play,” explaining, “For us, this result remains good, even though we conceded an own goal.”
African League Final
The return match between the two teams will be held on Sunday, November 12, at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, at three in the afternoon Cairo time..
The South African teams, Sun Downs and Moroccan Wydad, qualified for the final of the first edition of the African Super League, after defeating Al-Ahly Club and Esperance of Tunisia, respectively, in the semi-finals of the tournament, where the former won 1-0, in the aggregate of the two home and away matches, while the former won 1-0 on aggregate. Wydad reached the final match, beating Esperance of Tunisia, on penalties, 5-4, after a 1-1 draw, in the aggregate of the two home and away matches..
The winner of the African League Championship is scheduled to receive a cash prize of $4 million, while the runner-up will receive $3 million.
Wydad qualified for the final after opening its tournament by defeating Nigeria’s Enyimba in the quarter-finals with a score of 4-0 on aggregate over the two-legged matches. Then it faced Esperance of Tunisia in the semi-finals, and beat it with a score of 5-4 in the penalty shootout, after the two-legged matches ended in a draw. With a similar aim.
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