Here is Morocco.. Warm-ups for Al-Ahly and Wydad players

Throughout the day, Yalla Koura provided a real-time follow-up of all the developments in the African Champions League final between Al-Ahly and Moroccan Wydad.

Al-Ahly is looking to win its third consecutive title in the African Champions League and move away from the top of the club with 11 titles.

Throughout the day, there were many events before the start of the African Champions League final, most notably a fistfight between Hossam Ghaly, a member of Al-Ahly’s board of directors, and the security of Mohammed V Stadium after trying to prevent him from entering.

In this report, we monitor the details of everything that happened before the start of the African Champions League final.

Players warm up

Al-Ahly and Wydad players began warm-up operations in preparation for the African Champions League final, half an hour before the start of the match at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

An argument between Hossam Ghaly and the security of Mohammed V Stadium

Hossam Ghaly, a member of the Al-Ahly club’s board of directors, got into an argument with the security of Mohammed V Stadium, because a number of board members prevented entry to the stadium, which hosts the African Champions League final match against Wydad.

According to what was reported by Al-Ahly satellite channel in the clip, the Moroccan security was refusing the entry of members of Al-Ahly’s board of directors to the match stadium after the team bus arrived.

The clip showed that Moroccan security attacked Hossam Ghaly, a member of Al-Ahly’s board of directors, and Amir Tawfiq, the club’s contracting director, which led to a stampede on both sides.

Hossam Ghaly and members of the Al-Ahly administration succeeded in entering the stadium after the stampede, in light of the continued attempts by the Moroccan security to prevent their passage.

Al-Ahly bus arrives at Mohammed V Stadium

Al-Ahly’s bus arrived at half past seven at Mohammed V Stadium, less than two hours before facing Wydad in the African Champions League final.

Move the edge of Al-Ahly

Al-Ahly’s bus left at seven o’clock and two hours ago, heading to Mohammed V Stadium to face Wydad in the CAF Champions League final.

Al-Ahly fans reject Moroccan security attempts

Al-Ahly fans rejected Moroccan security attempts to remove the “banners” located in the stadium designated for the red fans, two hours before the start of the match.

Wydad stands complete with its fans

The private stands of Wydad fans at Mohammed V Stadium, which will host the African Champions League final, were completed more than two hours ago to face Al-Ahly.

Wydad fans are present in the “Tala North” and second-degree stands at Mohammed V Stadium, although the African Union had set 10,000 tickets for Al-Ahly fans and the same for Wydad, and 20,000 for the general crowd.

To watch Wydad fans enter the Mohamed V stadium, click here

Musimani ends the lecture

Al-Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane finished the lecture with Al-Ahly players at the mission’s residence in Morocco, before moving to the Wydad match in the African Champions League final.

During the lecture, Pitso Mosimane confirmed many technical instructions and tasks assigned to the players, according to the match plan and the formation in which Al-Ahly is playing against Wydad.

Al Ahly bus is waiting

The Al-Ahly club bus is still waiting in front of the mission’s residence in Casablanca, before heading to Mohammed V Stadium, which will host the African Champions League final between Al-Ahly and Wydad.

A cheerleading match and the crowds starting to enter

Al-Ahly fans began to enter separate gates “5-7” and allocate specific stands “13-15” for Al-Ahly fans.

Before entering Mohammed V Stadium, fans of Al-Ahly and Wydad clubs competed in a cheerleading match as they walked in the streets leading to the match stadium.

To see the fans entering Mohammed V Stadium, click here

To watch the enthusiasm of Al-Ahly fans before facing Wydad, click here

Securing Al-Ahly fans

Moroccan security forces were keen to secure buses for Al-Ahly fans while heading to Mohammed V Stadium, which will host the Champions League final.

Al-Khatib communicates with the Egyptian ambassador to Morocco

Hammoud Al-Khatib, President of Al-Ahly Club, made a phone call to Yasser Othman, the Egyptian ambassador to Morocco, and informed him of all developments in the situation at the Mohammed V complex, which will host the Champions League final tonight.

The president of Al-Ahly explained the situation in full to the Egyptian ambassador, and informed him that the organizers had changed the places allocated to Al-Ahly fans, and refused to suspend the club’s “banners”, which were approved by all parties: (“CAF” security, the organizing committee, civil protection and all parties ).

Murtaji threatens to withdraw

Khaled Murtaji, a member of Al-Ahly’s board of directors, threatened because of the crisis of hanging banners in its stands designated for the final.

Murtaji told an official at Mohammed V Stadium: “If my republican is not here, I will cause a calamity here, I will not bring my band and I will not play.”

To see Murtaji’s reaction, click here

The number of Al-Ahly fans

Yasser Othman, Egypt’s ambassador to Morocco, revealed that the number of Al-Ahly fans in the match will range between 3 and 4 thousand.

Al-Ahly banner

Al-Ahly club officials placed a large banner bearing the phrase “the greatest club in the universe”, on the side of the stadium dedicated to the red team players.

Ticket Crisis

“Yalla Kora” reporter learned that Al-Ahly is intensifying its contacts with “K” officials to resolve the ticket crisis.

Mosimane meets with the players

Pitso Mosimane held a meeting with the players after breakfast to continue talking about their respective roles on the field.

Michel Yancon, the goalkeeper coach, met alone with the goalkeepers to spread enthusiasm and emphasize the avoidance of some small mistakes.

Stadium opening date

The Moroccan “Boulea” website, quoting a security source, confirmed that the stadium doors were opened 5 hours before the start of the match, while adhering to strict security measures.

Lekjaa receives Motsepe and Infantino

Faouzi Lekjaa, President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, received Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football “CAF”, and Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of the Game “FIFA”.

Technical meeting details

Al-Ahly wears its traditional uniform, with a red shirt and white shorts.

Al-Ahly’s bench transfer

It was decided to move the Al-Ahly bench to the right instead of the left side, next to the stands of the Red Castle fans.

Special entry

The team mission, players and fans will be given a private entrance to the Mohammed V compound on which the match will be held, away from the Wydad fans and team, in order to preserve the safety of all.

Mosimane puzzled

“Yalla Koura” learned that Musimani settled on the features of the formation that the final will start with, but there are some things that did not motivate him definitively, specifically the participation of the duo Rami Rabea and Taher Muhammad Taher, in addition to the position of pushing Amr Al-Sulayya fundamentally, especially since he recently returned from injury.

What happens in the event of a tie?

In addition, the two teams apply to extra time from two halves if the original time of the match ends in a tie, and then resort to penalty kicks if the tie continues.



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