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CAF Champions League final: Laffor in, Jebor out Featured

25 Sep 2016
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By Boy Dolo

Two Liberians players would have met for the first time in a CAF Champions League final, but William Jebor’s Wydad Athletic conceded two goals, there the dream final was unfruitful.

Jebor missed out on meeting fellow countryman Anthony Laffor in the grand final of the CAF Champions League despite scoring a brace as Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco defeated Egypt’s Zamalek 5-2 on Saturday.

The on loan Rio Ave striker scored twice to help Wydad to a 3-1 half time lead, but the Moroccan giants who needed a 5-0 victory to progress, conceded two goals.

Wyada won the game 5-2, but could not go through as a result of their 4-0 thrashing in the first leg in Alexandria last weekend. The Egyptians progressed on a 6-5 aggregate.

Zamalek, who last won the competition 14 years ago, will now meet Anthony Laffor’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the two-legged final next month.

Sundowns will host the first leg on Friday 14 October, with Zamalek holding the second leg a week later.

Laffor scored as Sundowns booked their place earlier on Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Zambia's Zesco United to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

Sundowns had to overturn a first leg deficit against the Zambians, having lost 2-1 in Ndola last weekend.

Laffor is in red-hot form at the moment having also provided the assist for Khama Billiat’s away-goal in Ndola in the 2-1 lost two weeks ago.

Sundowns and Zamalek also met in the group stage of the African Champions League this year with the South African club winning twice.

The Champions League winners will represent Africa at the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan in December.

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