Pretoria, South Africa – (African Boulevard News) – The CAF Champions League final is upon us as Wydad Casablanca and the Mamelodi Sundowns meet in a nail-biting semi-final clash on Saturday, May 13th. The Moroccans of Wydad Casablanca have decided to make a crucial change in their coaching staff before the match. It’s bound to be a dramatic encounter as two African giants go head-to-head at the Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca.
Wydad Casablanca, popularly known as the Reds, are set to take on the Brazilians, nicknamed Mamelodi Sundowns, in a match that is expected to draw massive viewership from across the African continent and beyond. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 10:00 PM (CAT).
The Moroccans will be hoping to get past the Brazilians, who are the current titleholders, and book a place in the final. Head Coach Faouzi Benzarti was sacked earlier this week and has been replaced by Houcine Amouta, who has been tasked with leading the Reds to victory.
The Mamelodi Sundowns, coached by Rulani Mokwena, who recently took over the reins from Rhulani Mokwena, have been in impressive form this season, finishing top of Group B. They are yet to lose a game in the tournament so far.
The South Africans will be without their captain, Hlompho Kekana, who is suspended for the match. On the other hand, Wydad Casablanca will be boosted by the return of their talisman, Ayoub El Kaabi, who missed the second leg of their quarter-final clash against Esperance.
In a press conference ahead of the match, Sundowns’ assistant coach, Manqoba Mnqithi said, “We are not underestimating Wydad, they are a strong team, and we know it will be tough. But we are going into the match with confidence and hope to get a win.”
Wydad’s new coach, Amouta, expressed his delight at the opportunity to lead the team in the semi-final clash against the Mamelodi Sundowns. He said, “I’m happy to be here and take charge of one of the best teams in Africa. It’s a tough game, but we’ve prepared well and should be ready for the challenge.”
The match promises to be a thrilling encounter with both teams expected to give it their all. African football fans are in for a treat as they watch the two giants battle it out for a place in the final of the prestigious CAF Champions League.