Report .. Defense Crisis of Wydad before Al-Ahly’s battle

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During the current season, Wydad suffered a lot, specifically in the defensive line, whether at the local or continental level, which cost him the loss of the Moroccan League title in favor of his rivals Raja Casablanca after a fierce competition that continued between the two parties until the last week.

Wydad this season faced several crises at the level of defense, either due to departure or injuries. However, coach Miguel Angel Jamondi, coach of the Wydad Casablanca team, is demanding to correct the defense in light of the Moroccan team playing a heavy match when it receives “Mohamed V” at its stadium Al-Ahly team. The framework of the semi-final first leg of the African Champions League competition.

The departure of Nahiri:

In the current season and before the new Corona virus pandemic (Covid 19), Mohamed Nahiri was considered one of the most prominent players of the friendly team, given the level and goals, through his participation in 13 games (8 games in the league + 5 games in the CAF Champions League).

Nahiri, the 28-year-old, was able with Wydad to score six goals, the most prominent of which was four in the CAF Champions League competition, where he single-handedly led his former team to win over ES Sahel with two unanswered goals in the first leg of the quarter-finals.

Despite the importance of Nahiri with Wydad, the president of the Moroccan club, Said Naciri, was unable to reach an agreement with the player to renew his contract, which expired in the current season, causing the Moroccan league runners-up this season to lose a prominent defensive card in its ranks.

Al-Nahiri left Wydad, heading towards the Saudi League, specifically signing for Al Ain, which recently promoted to the league, so that the Moroccan champion lost an important card before signing the champions against Al-Ahly.

Asylum for the Joker:

Since Argentine Angel Jamondi took over the technical leadership of Wydad, succeeding Spain’s Juan Carlos Garrido, and he has been seeking to restore the defense, the thought was to use the veteran midfielder in the team, Salah al-Din Saidi, to participate in the defensive side instead of the midfield.

Jamondi was not satisfied with the help of the 32-year-old only on the defensive side, but the Argentine decided to push defender Mohamed Rahim to be next to Saeidy on the back side.

Rahim suffered during his first season with Wydad, as he was away from Jarredos technical calculations in the current season, before Jamondi decided to resort to the 25-year-old and the next on loan from JSM.

Binary Boost:

Jamundi has two options, either to rely on the same current cards in front of Al-Ahly, despite the Wydadi team receiving six goals in eight matches since he took over the technical mission, or to resort to the returning double Ashraf Dari and the Ivorian Sheikh Kumara.

Ashraf Dari became medically fit to participate after an absence of nine months due to the injury he suffered in the knee, as his last participation in the derby meeting was in front of Raja Casablanca, on the other hand Sheikh Kumara announced his readiness to participate again after an absence of more than two months, where he was exposed For injury in the game Renaissance Berkane League.

Earlier Moroccan press reports indicated that Jamundi had not decided until this moment about the extent of the benefit from the returning duo before confronting Al-Ahly, especially since Dari and Sheikh Kumara have been away from participating for some time.

Ashraf Dari and Sheikh Kumara were considered one of the most prominent Wydad players last season, after they helped the team reach the final of the CAF Champions League in the last edition before losing to Tunisian Esperance.



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