In recent times, Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club proved they are one of the sides to be wary of when it comes to CAF competitions.
WAC as they are well known among their fans have won three CAF Champions League titles and reached the final in three of the last five editions.
Now, as the giants of Casablanca shift their eyes towards the new African Football League (AFL) they will be out to prove, that they are still living in their glory days.
“Wydad of the Nation” are supported by more than eight five years of glory. Since their foundation in 1937, Wydad has always been one of Morocco’s, North Africa and the continent’s giants where football is concerned.
Besides their three trophies in CAF Champions League history, Wydad have also a CAF Super Cup and a defunct African Cup Winners’ Cup in their trophy cabinet, making them one of the most successful sides in Africa.
Since 2016, WAC reached the final four of every CAF Champions League edition, except in 2018 when they came out in the quarterfinals. They won the title in 2017 and 2021-22 and finished as runner-up in 2018-19 and in this year’s edition last June.
With the maiden AFL edition looming, Wydad will be there as one of the sides tagged as favourites. Their die-hard “Winners” section of fans will be awaiting more glory when the 11th of November final comes.
Full Name: Wydad Athletic Club
Founded: 8 May 1937
City: Casablanca, Morocco
Nickname: Wydad of the Nation
Chairman: Said Naciri
Manager: Adil Ramzi
Captain: Yahya Jabrane
Moroccan League “Botola”: 22 times
Moroccan Throne Cup: 9 times
CAF Champions League: 3 times
CAF Super Cup: One time
African Cup Winners’ Cup (defunct): One time
Afro-Asian Cup: One time