The Moulay Abdallah complex in Rabat will host today, Saturday, the match between Wydad Athletic Club and Nahdet Berkane, starting at eight in the afternoon, in the final of the African Super Cup, in a clearly Moroccan match, for the first time in the competition history.
Wydad Athletic aspires to win its second title in the competition, after the first, which was in 2018, when it defeated the Congolese TP Mazembe with a clean goal, knowing that the red team was runner-up twice, in 2003, when it lost to Egypt’s Zamalek by three goals to one, and in 1993, because of He, was defeated on penalties 5/3, after finishing the match with two goals by himself.
Al-Hussein Amouta has the experience of his players in this type of match to crown the title, add it to the two cups of the professional championship and the African Champions League, and start the new sports season on the right foot, after a draw in the first matches of the professional championship against Al-Fateh Sports with a goal for himself, and victory in the round of 16 over the Al-Jedidi defense by three goals to one.
In this regard, Al-Hussein Amota, Wydad’s sports coach, said in the press conference prior to the match that his group is aware of the importance of this match, which they intend to play to win the title, and explained that the team has the technique and tactical abilities to win this crucial match.
Amota explained that Wydad Sports will play the title match against an integrated team, highlighting that the Super Cup title is the goal of all Wydad components, and at the same time, that the Wydad squad that will play the match will be the best .
On the other hand, Nahdet Berkane seeks to embrace the title for the first time in its history, after losing the competition in 2021, when he was defeated by Egypt’s Al-Ahly with two clean goals, knowing that it is the only final that the orange team played. in his career in this competition.
The orange team seeks to erase the disappointing image in which it appeared at the opening of the professional championship, after losing its first game with a clean goal against Hassania Agadir, and drawing in the second with the Royal Army with a goal for itself, as Benchikha wants Berkane’s new manager to win his first titles with the African super cover team.
Nahdet Berkane wants to win over Wydad Sports for the second time in a row, after defeating them in the Throne Cup final, as Al-Buhairi’s teammates’ crowning in the Super African will equate to achieving the treble, after winning the African Confederation Cup and Throne Cup titles.
In connection with the topic, Nahdet Berkane’s coach Benchikha said at the pre-match press conference that this decisive match is different from the championship matches and all the interviews, and everything is contained in it, and it will be a kind of special confrontation between two former teams from the same country.
Benchikha emphasized that keeping the cup in Morocco is something important, adding that this is an interview of great importance, and this indicates the strength of the Moroccan championship, noting at the same time that Wydad is an integrated team, like last season. He was up to the task and won the African Champions League, he takes part in the continental competition every year, but Nahdet Berkane has also entered the adult circle.
It should be noted that Moroccan clubs have won four titles in the African Super Cup, where the first title was won by Raja Sportive in 2000, at the expense of Ivorian Africa Sports with two clean goals, while Maghreb Fez gave the second cup to Morocco. in 2012, after their victory over Tunisian Esperance on penalties 4-3, while Wydad Athletic Club won the third cup in 2018, defeating TP Mazembe from Congo with a clean goal, to return to Raja and win their second and fourth title personal with Morocco in 2019, defeating Esperance Sportive de Tunis by two goals to one.