Galaxy stun Wydad with historic away win, Al Ahly triumph at home


Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy sent shockwaves across the continent after edging Moroccan giants, Wydad AC with a historic 1-0 away win in a TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Group B encounter in Casablanca on Saturday night.

Galaxy, who are only making their second appearance in the group stages of the biggest club competition on the continent not only go top of the group but, do it in historic fashion with the win being their first ever victory in the group stages of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League.

A costly mistake in the 33rd minute saw Galaxy forward, Thabang Sesinyi punishing last season’s runners up with the only goal that silenced the crowd and subsequently recorded one of the biggest upsets of the competition in recent history.

The historic victory sees the Southern African side from Botswana move to the summit of the group, following the 1-1 stalemate by Simba AC and Asec Mimosas in the earlier kick off on Saturday.

Meanwhile in Cairo, reigning champions Al Ahly fired a strong title defence warning shot with an emphatic 3-0 win over Ghana’s Medeama in a simultaneous fixture north of the continent.


The reigning champions had to work hard for the victory, as Medeama kept them at bay throughout the opening half.

With a few tactical changes after the recess, a 66th minute opener by Kahraba was followed by Hussein El Shatat’s strike in the 75th minute, before Salah Mohsen sealed the emphatic victory in the 88th minute to give Ahly the victory that sees them joint Group C leaders with Algeria’s CR Belouizdad.