Wednesday 11 March 2020
Mohamed Morjane, CEO of Al-Ahly Club, responded to previous statements made by Said Naciri, president of the Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca, about his obtaining a promise from the African Union to obtain the continental title after last year’s final events against Esperance.
Al-Ahly’s executive director said in remarks via the Moroccan newspaper “Hasport”: “I don’t care about these matters. What concerns me is that the match played in good conditions, and that the best qualify for the final.”
He added: “Who will be the best will qualify, friendship between peoples should be devoted, not to stimulate feelings of hostility.”
On the attendance of the fans for his team’s match in the second leg: “So far, there are no accurate data on whether the match in Egypt will take place with the attendance of the fans after the recent developments related to the Corona virus.”
Said Nassiri, president of the Wydad Casablanca club, left in the aftermath of the Esperance match last season, during which he confirmed that he had received promises from officials of “K” to ensure his team won the championship of the current version.
Wydad qualified for the last four of the continental championship at the expense of the coastal star, in return Al-Ahly rose to the same role by defeating the South African Sundowns (3-1) with the two round-trip matches.
It is scheduled to meet Al-Ahly with Wydad one of May 1 or 2 next in Morocco, with the return location to be held in Egypt one of the 7 or 8 days of the same month.
It is worth noting that the winner of this match will face the winner of the second Egyptian-Moroccan confrontation, which will bring Zamalek to Raja Casablanca.