Mohamed Magdi Afsha’s early opener and Ali Maaloul’s expertly taken second half penalty handed Al Ahly a 2-0 victory over Wydad Athletic Club at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca on Saturday as the Egyptians put one foot into the final of the Total CAF Champions League.
In the first continental club action since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shutdown to sports six months ago, Wydad saw their 26-match Champions League unbeaten home record shattered.
Coincidentally, it was Ahly who were the last team to beat Wydad at their home turf, all the way back in July 2016.
With the victory, Pitso Mosimane continued in his unbeaten start since being appointed Ahly coach last month. The Red Devils will only need to avoid defeat in the second leg in Cairo to progress to the final for the 13th time in their history.