WAC players in training

African champions Wydad Athletic club  opens  their 2022 FIFA club  world  cup  on Saturday evening , when they  face Asian champions  Al Hilal ,from Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter final  at the Prince Moulay Abdalah stadium in Rabat City.

Wydad who enjoys   home support  are  optimistic of their team booking a semi final slot to face European champions Real Madrid of Spain.

The excitement of the Moroccans and thier  passion fo football is all-over the country  after thronging in numbers for the opening match of the annual tournament,   pitting Al  Ahly of Egypt, who thrashed  Auckland City of Newzealand  by 3  unanswered goals in Tangier  on 1st February.

Wydad ,the most successful  club in Morocco with 22 league titles  and 3 CAF champions  league  cups  has been training at the  Mohammes 6 stadium for today's big match.

According to Mohammed Khyari the adviser to  Moroccan  Royal Federation president they anticipate the stadium to be filled to the brim  on Saturday evening  as Wydad enjoys over 100,000 loyal supporters  in the North African nation.

"We expect the stadium to be filled to capacity since Wydad AC has hundreds of thousands  of fanatic supporters in and outside Casablanca.

The game will also showcase the country's  preparation  and readiness  in its bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations tournament"  

As a matter of  fact it will prove Morocco’s  passion for the game"said Khyari

It's the 3rd time that Morocco is playing host  to  the FIFA club world cup  cup ,but Wydad  has along and tough route to  go before making it to  the final this year .

The WAC vs Al Hilal  match will  kick off at  3 30pm local time equivalent to 6 30 in Nairobi will be followed by the 2nd quarter final pitting 10 times African champions Al Ahly of Egypt squaring it out with North and Central America champions Seattle  Sounders FC from USA.

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