CAF Champions league: Al Ahly set up final against Wydad AC.

Al Ahly will play their third consecutive Champions League final after they confirmed their place by  eliminating Setif on Saturday night. The Pitso Mosimane’s Red Devils drew 2-2 in Algeria after a 4-0 win in the first leg.

The two-time defending African champions opened the scoring in the second minute of play before equalizing in stoppage time. Special mention to their South African striker Percy Tau, who was involved in all six goals in the double-header.

Pitso Mosimane, AL Ahly coach:

“It was a good game, it was not only a good game on the field, it was a good game on the stand, their fans showed us a lesson, that is, at the same time you can lose and be but have sportsmanship, fair play, I have never seen that before, the team comes out of the tournament from the semifinals and they applaud you.”

Ahly fans who attended the match in the Algerian capital were very happy with the result as their team will now face the Moroccans of Wydad in Casablanca in the final, something that is to the dismay of some fans. Many are outraged about the decision to give a home advantage to the Moroccans.

Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca qualified for a third CAF Champions League final in six seasons despite being held 1-1 by Angolan visitors Petro Luanda on Friday.

Two-time African champions Wydad triumphed 4-2 on aggregate having won the first leg of the semi-final 3-1 in Luanda last Saturday.

Wydad will confront title-holders Al Ahly from Egypt or Entente Setif from Algeria in the May 30 final with the Cairo club defending a 4-0 first-leg lead in Algiers on Saturday.

The final is scheduled for Morocco, but Ahly have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision, citing the need for a neutral venue.