African Champions League: Setif knock out holders Wydad to reach semi-finals


Holders Wydad Casablanca failed to overturn a 1-0 first leg quarter-final deficit against Entente Setif

Algeria’s Entente Setif knocked holders Wydad Casablanca out of the African Champions League by forcing a 0-0 draw in Morocco in the second leg of their quarter-final to win 1-0 on aggregate.

Setif goalkeeper Mustapha Zeghba made a string of saves to deny Wydad, for whom Liberian striker William Jebor wasted a number of good chances.

The unexpected qualification of twice African champions Setif was masterminded by a former Wydad coach, Moroccan Rachid Taoussi.

After a bad start to the group phase, Setif have gone six matches unbeaten and they will now dream of emulating the 1988 and 2014 trophy-winning sides.

Defeat dashed Wydad hopes of becoming only the fourth club in 54…

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