Beating Wydad will ensure Ahly's progress in Champions League: Coach El-Badry

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 18 Jun 2017

Ahly's coach Hossam El-Badry (Photo: Ahram)

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry says that Wednesday's match against Morocco's Wydad Casablanca will be a tough one, but insists that his players' experience will make the difference and lead to the African title.

The Egyptian Champions will be hosted the Moroccans in the fourth round of the African Champions League group stage.

"The match will be difficult as it will be between two continental giants, and also because of the attendance of the fans of the Moroccan team," El-Badry told reporters in Morocco on Sunday.

"Ahly is targeting a positive result despite the fact that we will be playing away of home. Winning the match will officially ensure our qualification for the quarter final," the coach explained.

"We realise all the difficulties related to the match, especially as it will be the last chance for the Moroccans to compete for the qualification, but Ahly players are experienced enough to deal with these kinds of matches," the 57-year-old tactician added.

Ahly, who are leading Group D of the Champions League group stage with 7 points, defeated Wydad, the third with three points, 2-0 at home two weeks ago.

"Both teams know each other well after our recent match, but Wydad will be boosted this time with its fans," said El-Badry who guided the Reds to win the Champions League title in 2012.

"All our players are competing for a place in the match as they want to continue the campaign towards the African title and on to the FIFA club World Cup," El-Badry said.

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