Houcine Amotta says it would be suicidal to try and defend the 1-1 Caf Champions League final first-leg draw when they meet Al Ahly again Saturday
A goalless second leg at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco would give Waydad Casablanca victory over Al Ahly on away-goal rule in the Caf Champions League final return leg.
This is after they held eight-time champions Ahly to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Egypt last Saturday.
But this is not the approach that Wydad coach Houcine Amotta wants to take when the two sides lock horns in the decisive encounter in Morocco on Saturday evening.
Amotta believes ‘parking the bus’ is not an option as Wydad seek to win the competition for the second time after their 1992 triumph over Al Hilal of Sudan.
“They boast one of the best attacks in Africa so it would be suicidal to sit back and defend against them, hoping to win on away goals,” he said.
“They have flaws in their defence, so we must attack while not giving them space to catch us on the counter.
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“We achieved a great result in Egypt by holding one of the most experienced clubs in the continent.
“But this final is far from decided. I want my players to relax, attack when the opportunity allows and try very hard to score,” concluded Amotta.
The two sides will clash on Saturday where the winner will get $2.5 million and secure a place at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates during December.