Three Moroccan clubs are still competing for the African Champions League and the CAF Cup, namely Raja de Casablanca and Wydad de Casablanca for the first, and Renaissance Sportive de Berkane for the second in the group stage. What opponents for Moroccan clubs?
Following their qualification for the group stage of the Champions League, the two Casablanca clubs, Wydad of Casablanca and Raja of Casablanca could find themselves in the same hat and will avoid the giants of Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Al Ahly .
The Reds and Greens are likely to face Etoile Sportive du Sahel (Tunisia), Zamalek (Egypt), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Horoya (Guinea), ES Sétif (Algeria), CR Belouizdad (Algeria) ), Al Hilal (Sudan), Petro Atletico (Angola), Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana), Al Merreikh (Sudan), AmaZulu (South Africa), Sagrada Esperanca (Angola). The group stage draw ceremony is expected to take place in December.
As a reminder, Raja Casablanca validated the LPRC Oilers on the same score as the first leg (2-0), this Saturday at the Mohammed V Complex in Casablanca, as part of the return match of the second preliminary round of the African Champions League .
The Greens’ goals were scored by Mahmoud Benhalib (6th) and Oussama Soukhane (26th). The match was largely dominated by the Moroccans who were not at all worried by the Liberians. Winner in the first leg (2-0), Raja Casablanca therefore confirmed and ensured qualification for the group stage.
Wydad of Casablanca also caused a sensation by correcting the Ghanaians of Hearts of Oak which they beat flatly with the score of 6 to 1. The achievements of the Reds were the work of Simon Msuva (5th and 62nd), Ayman El Hassouni on free kick (8th), Achraf Dari (20th), Yahya Jabrane (38th sp) and Ayoub El Amloud (49th).
Patrick Razak scored the visitors’ only goal in the 84th minute. In the first leg, played a week ago in Accra, the Reds lost by 1 goal to 0.
As for the CAF Cup, the round of play-offs will see the 16 clubs qualified from the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup play the 16 losing teams from the second preliminary round of the 2021-2022 CAF Champions League. .
Morocco now has only one representative, namely the Renaissance Sportive de Berkane, after the defeat of AS FAR, eliminated by the Jeunesse sportif de Kabylie after its defeat in the return match (2-1). The Military also lost in the first leg in Rabat (0-1).
For its part, the RSB dominated this Sunday at the municipal stadium in Berkane, the Tunisians of US Ben Guerdane (4-0). Brahim El Bahraoui opened the scoring for the Berkanis in the 38th, before he returned to the charge in the 74th. Bakr El Hilali and Sofian El Moudan hit the nail on the head, respectively, in the 79th and 88th.
In the first leg, the RSB had snatched a precious victory away, in Tunisia, thanks to Youssef El Fahli who had scored the only goal of the match in the 9th.