Wydad coach ‘indifferent’ to CL final venue controversy – Egyptian football


The Moroccan side are close to reaching the final of the competition after a 3-1 away win against Angolan side Petro Atletico in the semi-final first leg earlier this week.

Reigning champions Egypt’s Ahly also got her foot into the final as they thrashed Algeria’s ES Setif 4-0 at home on Saturday, setting up a likely clash against Wydad in a rematch of the 2017 final. .

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Monday that the final will take place in Morocco on May 30, despite a recent request from Ahly to move the match to a neutral venue.

“We are ready to play anywhere. CAF has decided to play the final in Morocco and we have to respect their decision,” Regragui told Mountakhab newspaper.

“It doesn’t matter to us where the final takes place. We are ready to play in Dakar, Istanbul or elsewhere.

“We have won four away wins in this edition and we are ready to win a fifth,” he added.

Regragui also urged caution, saying Wydad have yet to secure their place in the final despite their comfortable first-leg advantage.

Wydad’s Mohammed V Stadium also hosted last year’s final, won by Ahly with a 3-0 victory over South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs.

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