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Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is predicting a “difficult” CAF Champions League semi-final second leg in Egypt Friday against Moroccan visitors Wydad Casablanca despite holding a two-goal advantage.

The Cairo Red Devils exceeded expectations under their recently hired South African handler by winning in Casablanca through goals from Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy and Ali Maaloul.

“The second leg at home will be difficult because Wydad are capable of doing to us in Cairo what we did to them in Casablanca,” warned the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach.

Mosimane is being cagey, but no club has won a CAF Champions League (formerly African Cup of Champions Clubs) semi-final after losing the first leg at home by two or more goals.

The boldest attempt came from Al Hilal of Sudan, who crashed 5-2 to TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, then travelled to central Africa and won the return match 2-0 for a 5-4 aggregate loss.

Ahly or Wydad will have to wait until November 1 before knowing their final opponents after the second leg between Egyptians Zamalek and Raja Casablanca was postponed as eight Moroccans have contracted Covid-19.

Credit: CAF

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