SUN 04 JUNE 2017, 23:00,


Zakaria and Ajayi fire Al Ahly to Group D top spot

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Mon June 05, 07:28

Al Ahly defeated Wydad Casablanca 2-0 in the 2017 CAF Champions League Group D match at the Borg El Arab Stadium on Monday morning.

The victory sees the Egyptian giants climb to the top of the Group D standings, while Morocco's Wydad remain third with three matches played.

The first goal of the game was scored by Al Ahly's in-form midfielder Momen Zakaria six minutes before the half-hour marke as the home side's pressure paid off.

This was the 29-year-old attacker's second goal in as many Champions League matches as he continued to deliver in front of goal for the Red Devils of Egypt.

Wydad striker William Jebor had a chance to equalize on the stroke of half-time, but Al Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy denied him to ensure that the first-half ended 1-0 to the home side.

Record eight-time Champions League winners Al Ahly continued their dominance in the second-half and they managed to double their lead through Oluwafemi Ajayi.

Wydad, who won this tournament in 1992, made a mistake at the back nd Ajayi was there to make it 2-0 to Al Ahly in the 79th minute - netting his third goal in three competitive matches.

The visitors created goalscoring opportunities in the closing stages of the encounter, but Al Ahly held onto their lead and they recorded a 2-0 home victory.

Al Ahly (1) 2 (Zakaria 24', Ajayi 79')
Wydad (0) 0

Al Ahly: Ekramy, Fathy, Hegazi, Samir, Maaloul, Ashour, El Said (Ghaly 64'), Soliman (Rabia 82'), Zakaria, Al Sulaya, Ajayi (Moteab 87').

Wydad: Laaroubi, Rabeh, Noussir, Lamrabat (El Haddad 65'), Atouchi, Saidi, El Karti, Khadrouf (Ondama 64'), Nakach, Jebor, Ounajem

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