Ahly, Wydad Could Meet In First African Football League Final
Faizan Hashmi Published September 03, 2023 | 01:20 AM
Johannesburg, Sept 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Sep, 2023 ) :Al Ahly of Egypt and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, winners and runners-up respectively in the 2023 CAF Champions League, could clash again in the inaugural African Football League final.
Ahly are away to Simba of Tanzania in the opening match on October 20 and, if successful in the two-leg quarter-final, will meet Petro Luanda of Angola or Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the semi-finals.
Matches between Ahly and Wydad are among the most anticipated in the continent with the Cairo outfit winning 2-1 and home and drawing 1-1 in the last Champions League final.
CAF officials have said the original 24-club concept will be introduced for the 2024-2025 edition.
Draw Quarter-finals Simba (TAN) v Al Ahly (EGY) TP Mazembe (COD) v Esperance (TUN) Enyimba (NGR) v Wydad Casablanca (MAR) Petro Luanda (ANG) v Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) Semi-finals Simba or Ahly v Petro or Sundowns Mazembe or Esperance v Enyimba or Wydad Note: Competition begins on October 20 and ends on November 11