Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry: We were better than Wydad Casablanca

Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry: We were better than Wydad Casablanca
Hossam El-Badry

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 06, 2017. 20:00

Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry said Wydad Casablanca did not deserve to win the CAF Champions League on Saturday night.

El-Badry believes his players were more powerful and dangerous than Wydad's, despite the 1-0 loss to the Moroccan side in the second-leg of the final.

The outspoken coach has blamed the referee for the loss, saying the Moroccans scored from an obvious offside.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, a solitary goal through Walid El-Karti's header ensured the Moroccans lifted the continental trophy 2-1 on aggregate.

"Wydad are entitled champions, but not by the performance. They scored from an obvious offside while the referee deprived us of two well-deserved penalties," said the 56-year-old tactician.

"I warned before of refereeing mistakes and we suffered from it in the two legs of the final, but it seems that nobody cares about African refereeing.

"It's very sad that African tournaments are being won by referees."

In the wake of the win, Wydad will now play in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi next month and will represent the African continent.

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