Former African champions, Wydad AC finally got off the mark in the CAF Champions League Group stage campaign after securing a dramatic win over Simba AC on Saturday.
After losing both their opening matches against Jwaneng Galaxy and Asec Mimosas, the Moroccan giants were desperate for a result against the East Africans who are yet to get a win in Group B. With the match destined for a goalless draw, Zakaria Draoui sent the home crowd into a frenzy with a goal in the dying minutes of the game to secure the confidence-boosting win for the former champions who remain in contention following the vital win.
Interestingly, the two sides will meet again on Tuesday, 19 December when Simba plays host to the Moroccans in what promises to be another action-packed encounter between the two sides who are looking at catching up to their group leaders. The result sees them trade places with Simba who now are at the bottom of Group B, while Wydad go third behind Jwaneng Galaxy and table-toppers, Asec Mimosas.
Meanwhile in another fixture that took place in the northern part of the continent, ES Tunis were held to a goalless draw by Angola’s Petro de Luanda in a Group C match played in Tunis. The result sees the Angolans retaining their top position in the group with seven points, three ahead of ES Tunis who are on four points, while Al-Hilal and ES Sahel are tied on three points each.
Petro will be looking at further extending their lead when they play host to ES Tunis in the next round of matches on December 19, while Asec Mimosas welcome the giant slaying, Jwaneng Galaxy.