Wydad Casablanca coach Hussein Amoutta
Saturday Nov 04, 2017. 14:00
Wydad Casablanca head coach Houcine Amotta has dismissed any suggestions that the club will sit back and try and defend their advantage in the second-leg of the CAF Champions League final this evening.
The Morocco outfit held their North African counterparts to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in Egypt last weekend, with the club now in pole position to clinch their second continental crown.
A goalless second-leg at the Stade Mohammed V would give the hosts victory in Casablanca on the away-goal rule, but Amotta will not be "parking the bus".
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Wydad are in pursuit of their first CAFCL crown since their 1992 triumph while Al Ahly seek an unprecedented ninth crown.
"Ahly boast one of the best attacks in Africa so it would be suicidal to sit back and defend against them, hoping to win on away goals," Amotta is quoted as saying by SuperSport.com.
"We must attack because there are flaws in the Ahly defence, while not giving our opponents space to catch us on the counter.
"Wydad achieved a great result in Egypt by holding Ahly, one of the most experienced clubs in the continent.
"But this final is far from decided. I want my players to relax, attack when it is opportune and try very hard to score the first goal," the the 48-year-old