CAF Champions League: Wydad to face Hearts of Oak without coach Walid Regragui after contracting COVID-19

CAF Champions League: Wydad to face Hearts of Oak without coach Walid Regragui after contracting COVID-19

Source: www.ghanasoccernet.com

Wydad Athletic Club will be missing the services of head coach Walid Regragui on Sunday when they face Hearts of Oak in the CAF Champions League.

The Ghana champions will host Wydad in the 1st leg of the First Round at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Regragui won’t be travelling with his team to Ghana for the match after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

CAF Champions League: Wydad to face Hearts of Oak without coach Walid Regragui after contracting COVID-19
 coach Walid Regragui

The Wydadie delegation carried out screening tests on Wednesday and on Thursday ahead of their journey to Ghana.

Already the assistant coach and physical trainer had tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

The Wydad team are expected in Accra on Friday with a chartered flight from the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca.

The Moroccan giants will also miss midfielders Reda Jaadi, Soufiane Karkach and Salaheddine Benyachou who have all been ruled out due to injuries.

Meanwhile, Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco arrived in Ghana on Friday night to face Hearts of Oak on Sunday in their CAF Champions League qualifier.

CAF Champions League: WAC arrive in Accra to face Hearts of Oak

The delegation touched down at the Kotoka International Airport via a chartered flight.

Hearts of Oak progressed to the round of 32 after cruising past Clube Industriel de Kamsar of Guinea last month.

Kofi Kordzi and Samed Adams netted the goals in the 2-0 win in Accra.

Source: www.ghanasoccernet.com

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