Moghreb Tétouan win African Champs League


Soufiane Essemlali’s 90th minute goal won the CAF Champions League for Moghreb Tétouan for the first-time, as they drew the two-legged tie level, and lifted the trophy on the away goals rule.

Tétouan won the first leg at Wydad Casablanca 3-2 a fortnight ago, but left it as late as possible to turn it around after Casablanca went 2-0 up inside 25 minutes through Hicham El Hajji and a Sami Chafni penalty.

With the tie poised at 4-3 in Wydad’s favour going into stoppage time, Essemlali stopped to head home at the far post after Wydad failed to clear a corner properly. The goal made it 4-4 on aggregate, 2-1 to Wydad on the night, and Tétouan won on away goals.

The FIFA Club World Cup will be scheduled on 20 November.