Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti confident of defending CAF Champions League

Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti confident of defending CAF Champions League
Al Ahly's player Emad Meteb (L) in action against Wydad Casablanca's player Abdelatif Noussir (R) during the African Champions League

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Mar 07, 2018. 17:30

Reigning African champions, Wydad Casablanca coach Faouzi Benzarti believes they can defend their CAF Champions League title.

Benzarti was speaking ahead of their title defence campaign as they meet Williamsville of Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday.

Williamsville, whose board members include United States-based former Elephants striker Didier Drogba, beat Stade Malien of Mali in the preliminary round.

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However, Benzarti is confident of back-to-back successes in the elite African club competition, drawing encouragement from Wydad's CAF Super Cup success over TP Mazembe last month.

"There is no reason why we cannot retain the title," he said.

"It is not easy to succeed against a team of the calibre of Mazembe.

"That victory has convinced me that we can win the Champions League again this year."




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