Wydad Atheletics Club Vs Al Ahly
Date :17th October 2020
Venue: Stade Mohammed V (Casablanca, Morocco)
Time: 22:00 (E.A.T)
Confederation of African Football has named Zambian experienced referee, Jonny Zikaziwe to handle the first semi final of the CAF Champions league tie between Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca against Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
The fixture will be played at Satde Mohammed V in Morocco.
The 41 year old referee has officiated in two different African Cup of Nations tournament 2015 and 2017 in Gabon including the final.
Zikaziwe has as well officiated the FIFA club world Cup in 2016 in Japan and FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia, becoming the first Zambian referee to officiate at world cup tournament.
The semi finals of 2019/20 CAF Champions league 56th edition were earlier on set to take place in May this year but due the Covid-19 outbreak which rued the whole process and the fixtures being postponed to October.
Last year runners up, Wydad Casablanca will host the first leg of semi finals today on 17th October 2020 and will travel travel to Egypt next week for the return leg.
The two times CAF Champions Champions will be targeting their third final in the past four editions of the tournament and winning this year’s title would act as consolation for the Botola loss title to rivals Raja Casablanca.
Wydad, changing coaches this season has been a norm, have contracted five coaches inthe last 18 months and Juan Carlos Garrido who guided them to this stage is no longer with them and the work of seeing the Reds reaching to finals have been handed to Miguel Gamondi.
For Al Ahly, will also be targeting their third final in the last edition of the tournament and winning the title would end their seven year drought wait, having won the last title and record 8th in 2013.
Under their new Coaching staff under coach Pitso Mossimane would wish to make to the final and doing revenge against Wydad, having lost their 2017 final at their hands.
Like Wydad, Al Ahly coach who guided them to this stage, Swiss Renne Weiler left the club.
The second final between Raja Casablanca against Zamalek will be played on Tomorrow 18th October 2020.