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CAF Champions League D-Day [Sport]

CAF Champions League D-Day [Sport]

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Set up reminders for Saturday 8pm GMT, because you surely don’t want to miss the D-day action for the continent’s premier club competition, the CAF Champions League. Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco will be battling Egyptian giants, Al Ahly for the Holy Grail of African club football in the champions league final.

This is the second leg of the final, after the first leg ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw for the Egyptians last week in Alexandria.

The scores will be settled in the over 60,000 capacity Mohamed V Complex in Casablanca.

Al Ahly will be seeking to add to their record eight titles but after their disappointing first leg showing, they find themselves living dangerously because they have to score an away goal to remain on course for an unprecedented ninth CAF Champions League trophy, and their first since 2013. On the other hand, a goalless draw will be enough for Wydad to taste a second triumph, after their first and only glory in elite continental football since 1992.

Ahead of this clash let’s just show you some of the most decorated African clubs in the CAF Champions League.

Al Ahly have been the most dominant, having 8 titles so far. Zamalek, another Egyptian side are second with 5 titles to their name, a position they share with Congolese giants TP Mazembe. Hafia FC Conakry from Guinea were a dominant force in the 70s when they won the title 3 times, Just like Morocco’s Raja Casablanca and Cameroonian club Canon Yaounde.

Ghana’s Asante Kotoko, Tunisia’s Esperance, JS Kabylie from Algeria, NIgeria’s Enyimba Sports and another Algerian side ES Setif have all won the continental crown 2 times each.

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