Kaizer Chiefs will this week travel to Morocco to face a Wydad Casablanca team which has now gone a dozen games without defeat and opened a five-point lead at the top of the Moroccan Botola Pro League.
Wydad’s latest victory came yesterday in a 5-3 triumph away at Hassania Agadir meaning they have now scored nine goals in their last two games having downed Difaa El Jadidi 4-2 in midweek.
That win over Hassania pushed Wydad into the comforts of a five-point lead over second-placed Raja Casablanca with nine games to play.
The Moroccan giants play bottom team Renaissance Zemamra on Wednesday before they then face up with Chiefs on Saturday.
Yesterday’s goals for Wydad came from Walid El Karti, Muaid Ellafi, Aachraf Dari, Simon Msuva and their star man Ayoub El-Kaabi.
El Kaabi has already scored 19 goals this season and will be the main forward to watch for Wydad who have depended so much on his goals this season.
Wydad has only lost twice in the league this season from 21 games.
Their last defeat across all competitions was in April against Ittihad Tanger and since then they have won eight and drawn four.
The first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Wydad and Chiefs takes place in Casablanca on Saturday evening with the second leg to be played a week later in Johannesburg.
The aggregate winner will then face either Al Ahly or Esperance in the final to be played at Wydad’s home – the Stade Mohammed V.
Chiefs and Wydad have already met twice earlier in the competition with each club winning once.
With the domestic season already over, AmaKhosi have not played a match for over a week.