Picture : Al Ahly again crowned in Africa !

Al Ahly win historic 11th TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Title.    

IFFHS projection that the second leg final of the 2023 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League game would be highly competitive held sway, almost producing an identical first leg score. That would have led to extra time and possibly penalties. But Wydad Athletic Club let go the chance to win their fourth title with only twelve minutes from time. The game during which 7 yellow cards were shown players closed on a 1-1 score line to send the visitors and fans in wild celebrations on foreign soil

Stepping on the green turf of the Mohammed V Stadium tonight with a 1-2 adversity from the first leg game last Sunday, hosts Wydad took the game in their stride. 70% to 30% ball possession in their favour in the first half logically handed them the 1-0 lead following a 27th minute direct free kick by Yahia Attiyat Allah. The second half witnessed a more purposeful Al Ahly side who were already seeing the trophy stay back in the keeping of the defending champions until Mohamed Abdelmonem deflected a 78th minute corner kick straight into the far angle. 10 minutes of stoppage time did not salvage the Moroccan dream as they relinquished the title to Al Ahly with a 1-1 full time situation.

The TotalEnergies CAF Champions League title first won by Cameroonian Club, Oryx Douala in 1965 by overpowering Malian side, Stade Malien 2-1 in Accra Ghana on January 31 that year today  gives access to the winners to the FIFA Club World Cup and the CAF Super Cup the following season. The first involves champion clubs from all six continental confederations. The second is a face off with the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup.