Fabrice Nguessi Ondama (R) of Wydad Casablanca vies for the ball with Maroof Yusuf (L) of Zamalek during the African Champions League (CAF) semi-final leg soccer match between Zamalek and Wydad Casablanca at Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, 24 September 2016. EPA/ABDELHAK SENNA
Wednesday May 24, 2017. 11:00
Wydad Casablanca coach Houcine Ammouta has warned Zambian Super League side, Zanaco to ready themselves for a tough CAF Champions League clash on Wednesday.
Wydad are in the country to honour their Group D assignment against the Zambians and the coach wants a win.
Media reports in the country suggest that former Chipiolopolo midfielder Isaac Chansa has re-joined Zanaco after a short stint with South African National First Division side, Royal Eagles.
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Ammouta said the Moroccans are eager to collect maximum points and are not in Lusaka for a holiday.
“We are here to win. We cannot sit back and defend; that will be dangerous for us but again we cannot say we are going to score four goals as if we are playing a small team,” he said to the Daily Mail.
“We have to suffer on the pitch for us to win the match. Zanaco is a good team, they have good players. I watched them against Al Ahly and they had decent scoring chances.”
In the group, Wydad have three points, two better than Al Ahly and Zanaco whilst Cameroonian side Coton Sport have zero points.
Meanwhile, Zanaco have been boosted ahead of the clash following the clearance of Congolese midfielder Diddy Kitumbo and striker Suleiman Lokwa.
The encounter will be hosted at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka at 15:00 (CAT) on Wednesday.