Wydad Casablanca Stunned Out of CAF Champions League Despite Win over ASEC Mimosas 2024

Wydad Casablanca Stunned Out of CAF Champions League Despite Win over ASEC Mimosas 2024

Marrakech, MoroccoWydad Casablanca were eliminated from the CAF Champions League on Sunday, despite a 1-0 win over ASEC Mimosas in their final group stage match.

The Moroccan giants needed a win and a draw in the other Group B match between Simba SC and Jwaneng Galaxy to progress to the quarter-finals. However, Simba’s 6-0 victory over Galaxy ended Wydad’s hopes of defending their title.

Wydad finished third in the group with 9 points, behind Simba (9 points) on goal difference and leaders Jwaneng Galaxy (11 points).

A disappointing end to Wydad’s title defense

The elimination marks a disappointing end to Wydad’s campaign, having won the title last season. The club struggled throughout the group stage, winning only two of their six matches.

Factors that contributed to Wydad’s elimination:

  • A poor start: Wydad lost their opening two group stage matches, putting them in an early hole.
  • Lack of attacking efficiency: The team struggled to score goals throughout the campaign, failing to find the net in three of their six matches.
  • Defensive errors: Wydad made costly defensive errors that gifted their opponents goals.
  • Bad luck: The team also suffered from some bad luck, including missing penalties.

Reactions to Wydad Casablanca elimination:

  • Fan disappointment: Wydad fans expressed their disappointment with the team’s elimination on social media.
  • Calls for changes: Some fans and pundits called for changes to the team’s management and technical staff.
  • Club’s commitment to improvement: Wydad’s management has vowed to make necessary changes to improve the team’s performance and return to continental competition.


Wydad Casablanca elimination from the CAF Champions League is a major setback for the club. The team must learn from their mistakes and make significant improvements if they want to challenge for the title again next season.

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