Nigerian clubs out of luck in CAF Champions League draws
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Nigerian clubs out of luck in CAF Champions League draws

Johannesburg (AFP) – Hopes of Nigerian clubs making an impact in the CAF Champions League this season were dealt a double blow when the draws for the preliminary and last-32 rounds were made in Cairo on Tuesday. Domestic champions Rivers United were paired with Liberian outfit Watanga and, if they progress, will face title-holders Wydad […]

Nigerian clubs out of luck in CAF Champions League draws

Johannesburg (AFP) – Hopes of Nigerian clubs making an impact in the CAF Champions League this season were dealt a double blow when the draws for the preliminary and last-32 rounds were made in Cairo on Tuesday. Domestic champions Rivers United were paired with Liberian outfit Watanga and, if they progress, will face title-holders Wydad […]
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Holders Wydad Casablanca among 58 CAF Champions League hopefuls

Johannesburg (AFP) – Title-holders Wydad Casablanca from Morocco are among 58 clubs who have entered the 2022-2023 CAF Champions League, with the qualifying rounds draw to be made in Cairo on Tuesday. Originally set for Monday, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said the event had been delayed 24 hours due to unexplained "technical […]
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El Moutaraji strikes twice as Wydad become African champions

Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Zouhair el Moutaraji was the two-goal star as Wydad Casablanca defeated Egyptian outfit Al Ahly 2-0 on Monday to win the CAF Champions League and complete a Moroccan club double in Africa this season. Renaissance Berkane won the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup on May 20 and will face Wydad for the […]
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Berkane sink Pirates on penalties to maintain Moroccan dominance

Uyo (Nigeria) (AFP) – Moroccan dominance of the CAF Confederation Cup continued in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday as Renaissance Berkane beat South Africans Orlando Pirates 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time. Youssef el Fahli scored his sixth goal of the second-tier African competition for Berkane seven minutes into extra time from […]
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Ahly stay on track for third straight CAF Champions League title

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mohamed Sherif equalised in added time for Al Ahly of Egypt as they drew 2-2 at Entente Setif of Algeria on Saturday to stay on course for an unprecedented third straight CAF Champions League title. Ahmed Abdel Kader put Ahly in front after only two minutes of the semi-final second leg before […]
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Wydad reach CAF Champions League final despite home draw with Petro

Johannesburg (AFP) – Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca qualified for a third CAF Champions League final in six seasons despite being held 1-1 by Angolan visitors Petro Luanda on Friday. Two-time African champions Wydad triumphed 4-2 on aggregate having won the first leg of the semi-final 3-1 in Luanda last Saturday. Wydad will confront title-holders Al […]
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Ahly appeal to CAS after Morocco named CAF Champions League final hosts

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egyptian club Al Ahly want the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn a decision giving Morocco hosting rights to the 2022 CAF Champions League final.  The Cairo outfit confirmed on Tuesday in a press release that they had approached the world sport judicial body in Switzerland after an appeal to […]
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Morocco to host CAF Champions League final despite Ahly plea

Johannesburg (AFP) – The 2022 CAF Champions League final will be hosted by Morocco on May 30, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Tuesday. "CAF received bids from Senegal and Morocco and, after the subsequent withdrawal of the Senegalese bid, Morocco has been awarded the hosting rights," the spokesman said. CAF did […]
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Tau stars as champions Ahly hit four, Wydad beat Petro

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African Percy Tau scored two goals and created two as CAF Champions League title-holders Al Ahly of Egypt thumped 10-man Entente Setif of Algeria 4-0 on Saturday in their semi-final first leg. Tau opened and completed the scoring in Cairo, while Taher Mohamed and Mohamed Sherif also netted as 10-time champions […]
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Rival captains score for Wydad in CAF Champions League last four

Johannesburg (AFP) – Both captains scored on Saturday as Moroccan visitors Wydad Casablanca took a step towards the CAF Champions League final place by defeating local club Petro Atletico 3-1 in Angola.  Petro skipper and forward Tiago Azulao conceded an own-goal 16 minutes into the semi-final first leg watched by a near-capacity crowd at the […]
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Ghanaians Ofori, Peprah help Orlando Pirates reach CAF Cup semis

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghanaians Richard Ofori and Kwame Peprah played key roles as South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a penalty shootout victory over Tanzanian visitors Simba. Pirates won a stoppage-ridden quarter-final second leg 1-0 in Soweto thanks to a headed goal from forward Peprah, with TV […]
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