• CAF CL: Wydad relying on home form in African Champions League semis

    (BBC Sports) Wydad Casablanca will hope their superb home form in this year's African Champions League can carry them through to their first final since 2011.

    The 1992 champions have won all five of their matches in Morocco this season without conceding a goal.

    On Saturday, they host Algerians USM Alger in the second leg of the semi-final, which is poised at 0-0.

    Whoever wins will meet the victor of Sunday's game between Al Ahly and Tunisians Etoile du Sahel in Cairo.

    Etoile lead 2-1 from the first leg played on 1 October.

    Wydad coach Hussein Amotta has called on his players to take the game to USMA, who were runners-up two years ago as they reached the final for the first time in their history.

    "My players should focus on the technical, tactical and mental aspects because this is not a match where mistakes can be made," said Amotta.

    "So we have to pay attention to certain details. As the match will be in our stadium, we will be supported by our fans but, at the same time, we must show courage in attack while also having a strong defence."

    Saturday's game will take place at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, which can accommodate 67,000 fans.

    USMA have yet to win on their travels in this season's Champions League but have drawn their last three away games in the competition 1-1, a result that would be good enough to take them through on Saturday.

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