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Wydad AC Secures Late Victory Over Simba SC in CAF Champions League

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Wydad AC Secures Late Victory Over Simba SC in CAF Champions League

In a thrilling display of football mastery, Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) managed to secure a 1-0 victory against a formidable opponent, Simba SC from Tanzania, during the third round of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League 2023-2024 season's group stage. The match took place on Saturday, under the floodlights of the grand Marrakech Stadium. The sole goal, which sealed the win for the home team, was scored by Zakaria Draoui in the dying minutes of the game, specifically during the 5th minute of injury time.

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Wydad AC: Breaking the Silence

Entering this match, WAC had been trailing, having suffered defeats in their first two group stage matches. The Moroccan giants had lost to Jwaneng Galaxy from Botswana and ASEC Mimosas from Ivory Coast, both games ending with a 0-1 scoreline. Eager for a positive outcome, WAC's victory over Simba SC has breathed new life into their campaign, keeping them in contention for the championship.

Simba SC: A Tough Road Ahead

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This defeat leaves Simba SC in a precarious position. With only 2 points on the board, they are yet to secure a win in Group B. The upcoming rematch against WAC on Tuesday, this time on their home turf, is an opportunity for them to turn the tide.

ASEC Mimosas: Leading the Pack

Earlier that day, ASEC Mimosas from Ivory Coast had defeated Jwaneng Galaxy 0-2, thereby leading Group 2 with 7 points. This win, secured through a brace by Sankara Karamoko, underscores ASEC's resurgence and sets them three points clear of Galaxy. The Ivorians are looking strong and with the momentum in their favor, a first TotalEnergies Champions League crown since 1998 may be within their reach.

In the wake of these matches, the group's standings have shifted. ASEC Mimosas leads with 7 points, followed by Jwaneng Galaxy with 4 points. Wydad Casablanca, courtesy of their crucial victory, now sits at third place with 3 points, while Simba SC languishes at the bottom with 2 points.

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