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Wydad Coach: We know flaws of Al Ahly defense

Wydad coach Houcine Ammouta

Athletic Club coach Hussein Amotta discussed the difficulty of facing and how he is planning to turn the tables putting all the pressure on the Red Devils in the return fixture.  

After an unlucky 1-1 draw against the Moroccan giants at Borg El-Arab Stadium, Al Ahly are travelling to Casablanca next week to face hoping to claim a historic ninth CAF Champions League title.

“We achieved a milestone leaving Alexandria with a draw under these circumstances,” said Amotta. “With all these fans, and against one of Africa’s finest most experienced clubs, a draw was a great result.”

The Moroccan coach spoke about the second leg, and believes his team will find strength knowing the fans will be there. Amotta believes the game won’t be easy but still thinks his side will be calmer and more relaxed as they will be playing at home.

“It won’t be an easy game, but we will be more relaxed and we will have to work on scoring first this Saturday.”

“Al Ahly have one of the best front lines in Africa, so it would be illogical to sit back and defend against them.”

“Now that we know the flaws in Al Ahly’s defense, we will put pressure on them from the start. Yet at the same time we need to leave them no space for counter-attacks at the back.”

The 48-year-old ended the interview saying: “It is a great pleasure for me to coach Wydad and lead them up to this stage, but I cannot wait till Saturday when I become the happiest man in Morocco and all of Africa.”

The return leg between Wydad Athletic Club and Al Ahly will be Saturday, November 4.

London School for Journalism student. KingFut community manager, Saba7o Korah editorial team, Writing for Football Italia and I have featured for FourFourTwo, These Football Times and The Gentleman Ultra.

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