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WYDAD BEAT AHLY TO CLINCH CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Players of Wydad Casablanca pose for a team photo with the trophy after winning 1-0 in the CAF African Champions League match against Al Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca  ~ Getty Images

WYDAD Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the African Champions League final.

Walid El Karty scored the only goal on 69 minutes to give the home team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 draw in the Egyptian city of Alexandria last weekend.

Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca secured a first African Champions League title in 25 years as Walid El-Karti’s second-half goal secured a 1-0 win over record eight-time winners Al Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V on Saturday.

Wydad won the tie 2-1 on aggregate to end their long wait for a second win in Africa’s elite club competition, with victory coming in front of their raucous home supporters, who booed every touch of the ball from Ahly players.

The win ends a stellar campaign for Wydad, who have been particularly strong at home with all seven games won and just a single goal conceded underlining their dominance.

Wydad have now qualified for the Club World Cup that will be played in the United Arab Emirates from Dec. 6-16.

Wydad pocketed a record $2.5 million and are guaranteed at least another $1 million by competing at the Fifa Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates during December.


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