The ASEC Mimosas will play on the move tomorrow Friday, at 19:00 GMT, in Rabat, against the Wydad athletic Club of Casablanca (Morocco), as part of the 1st day of the group phase of the Champions League of the CAF. For the Mimosas who know how to travel, it will be to succeed the essential by taking at least 1 point at the stage of the Prince Moulay ABDALLAH complex.
The ASEC Mimosas has experienced a embellishment in its last games of the go phase of the Ivorian Ligue 1. Unfortunately, this beautiful series was interrupted by the defeat (2-0) against USC Bassam, on the 12th late day which constituted the final meeting of this first part of the competition for the ASEC Mimosas. Pending the resumption of the Ligue 1, the team “yellow and black” is on the move to Rabat on behalf of the 1st day of the group phase of the Champions League of the CAF to try to snatch a good result at the WAC Casablanca , tomorrow, at 7:00 pm at the Prince Moulay ABDALLAH Stadium.
A difficult move
It will be a difficult move in front of the double winners of the competition (1992 and 2017) who are irresistible when they play at home. The Wydadis have not yet lost a match on their field since the beginning of the Botola Pro 2018-2019. During the first 13 meetings they played, they performed 7 times at home, won 6 wins and made 1 draw. And they scored 14 goals, an average of 2 accomplishments per encounter, and they only cashed in 3 goals. The WAC confirmed its great form by winning (0-1) the 125th Grand Derby Casablancais against the rival team of Raja CA on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Stade Mohammed V of Casablanca. The Mimos will have some bread on the board in front of this strong and formidable opponent on its bases.
“We don’t have to fear any team” on the evening of the defeat in Ligue 1 against USC Bassam and a few moments after the draw for the Constitution of the Champions League groups that placed the ASEC Mimosas in hen A with the Wydad AC of Morocco , Lobi Stars of Nigeria and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, coach AMANI Yao said: At this stage of the competition, we do not have to fear any team. Because all are worth and aspire to qualify for the quarter-finals. We will try to play all our games thoroughly to achieve this goal. We have proven many times that we know how to travel. It will be necessary to confirm this from the 1èrejournée facing the WAC Casablanca, Morocco, before coming to negotiate a victory at home against Lobi Stars, on the occasion of the 2ejournée.
In Orderos in Rabatn knows the intentions of the Mimosas. They did not go to Rabat as resigned victims, but in commandos to try to take points and confirm that they know how to travel.
The ASEC Mimosas is a sometimes unpredictable team in the Ivorian Ligue 1, but it seldom disappoints on the move in CAF interclub competitions. “All teams in our group are playable. It will be up to us to be 100% each time to defend well and score one more goal than our opponents to win and move towards qualifying for the next round, said coach AMANI Yao. Flap duel promises. The shareholders are already praying for the football gods to be with their team so that it brings back a beautiful victory of Morocco. And this is quite in the possibilities of the group of AMANI Yao.