The previous Mamelodi Sundowns coach has edged nearer to what can be his second continental crown
Newly-appointed Al-Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane guided his group to a 2-Zero win over Wydad Casablanca in a Caf Champions League first leg semi-final encounter on the Stade Mohamed V on Saturday.
The tone was set as early because the fourth minute when Mohamed Kafsha capitalised on an error by Yahya Jabrane to place the guests in entrance in opposition to a Wydad Casablanca aspect who have been champions in 2017 and are additionally coached by a former Sundowns supervisor Miguel Angel Gamondi.
The Moroccan aspect had a fantastic alternative to revive parity once they have been awarded a penalty within the 43rd minute, however the probability was wasted as Badi Aouk struck his spot kick tamely and enabled Mohamed El Shenawy to make the save.
Victory was wrapped up by Al Ahly when Ali Maaloul slotted dwelling a 63rd-minute penalty.
Generally known as ‘the membership of the century’, the Egyptian outfit are aiming to increase their file Champions League triumphs from eight to 9.
Mosimane in the meantime is seeking to declare his second Caf Champions League crown after his success with South African aspect Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016.
Sundowns have been the truth is knocked out of this season’s Champions League by Al Ahly within the quarters, taking place 3-1 on mixture to the group from Cairo.
That was earlier than Mosimane’s swap to the Egyptian giants, and he now appears eager on taking advantage of his second shot on the crown following a stable victory on Saturday night time away in Morocco.
The second leg encounter will happen on Friday 23 October in Cairo. The opposite semi-final is being contested between Raja Casablanca and Zamalek and the first-leg match takes place on Sunday 18 October in Morocco’s capital.
Ahly and Wydad met within the Caf CL last in 2017, with every membership that includes in a single subsequent last since then.
Wydad missed out on the title final time round after Esperance have been declared champions following a controversial last overshadowed by a VAR scandal, and the Tunisians additionally defeated Ahly 4-Three on mixture the 12 months earlier than.