This Sunday, June 4, the long-awaited final first leg of the CAF Champions League will be played between the team of Al Ahly (leader of the Egyptian championship) and that of Wydad Casablanca (2nd in the Moroccan championship). Find out where and when to watch this summit meeting.
Al Ahly-Wydad Casablanca: on which channel and at what time to watch the match?
This first leg of the African Champions League final takes place on Sunday June 4 at the Cairo International Stadium (75,000 seats), in the capital Egyptian. The kick-off of the meeting will be given at 9 p.m. local time and at 8 p.m. in France. It will be 7 p.m. Morocco. The game will be broadcast live in more than 80 countries through CAF TV partner channels such as beIN Sport, Canal+, SuperSport, StarTimes and 32 free channels in Africa.
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Al Ahly-Wydad Casablanca: analysis of the match
A final with the scent of revenge! Last year, the two teams had already faced each other at this stage of the competition. And it was the Wydad team that won the trophy (0-2 victory). This year, the format differs since the final is played in a round trip and no longer in a single meeting. Arrived at the top of their group, the Moroccans then beat Simba Sports (Tanzania) with difficulty in the quarter-finals (1-0, 1-0, 4 pens to 3) before qualify for the final at the expense of Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) thanks to the away goals rule (0-0, 2-2). For its part, Al Ahly was ranked second in its group B before eliminating the Moroccans of Raja Casablanca (2-0, 0-0) then take over the Tunisians of Esprérance Tunis (0-3, 0-1).
Wydad Casablanca will have to be mentally strong to resist the pressure from the Ahlaoui public. Their president, Saïd Naciri, hopes in any case to motivate his players with attractive bonuses (120,000 DH for each player) in the event of victory in Cairo. A package will be to be deplored in each camp. On the Egyptian side, that of the titular goalkeeper, Mohamed El-Shennawy, on the Moroccan side that of the middle Abdellah Haimoud, operated on for appendicitis.
Anyway, this beautiful final will be widely followed by all lovers of African football. For the non-connoisseurs, this is an opportunity to discover, through a match with very high stakes, the top continental level in Africa.