Wydad Fez has successfully secured a spot in the final match of the Throne Cup to compete against Nahdat Berkane.
Rabat – On Saturday, Wydad Fez, commonly known as Wydad Athletic Club of Fez (WAF), surprised the football community by eliminating the reigning champions, Raja Club Athletic (RCA).
After a few failed attempts to score the opening goal, Raja Casablanca got the first goal with its veteran left winger, Abdelilah Hafidi, in the 19th minute of the game.
Wydad Fez leveled the score following a counterattack by the substitute Azeddine Baala in the 75th minute.
The match regulation time ended in a tie, as did the extra time, taking both teams to a penalty shootout.
Raja’s striker Mouhcine Iajour was the first to miss, but then Raja’s goalkeeper gave them hope by blocking WAF’s next penalty.
But Raja’s Omar Boutayeb’s penalty shot went wild, allowing WAF to reach its very first Throne Cup final where they will face Nahdat Berkane (RSB).
RSB reached the final by defeating the reigning CAF Champions League winner Wydad de Casablanca (WAC).
WAF is currently playing in Morocco’s second division, ranking 14th out of 16 teams. The club was founded in 1948 in Fez.