Super Eagles’ midfielder Michael Babatunde came off the bench to inspire Wydad Athletic Club to a 1-0 win against Olympique Khouribga away from home to return to the summit of the Moroccan Botola League, reports.
After a cagey first half which saw both teams fail to create any meaningful opening, the 2014 World Cup star was introduced five minutes after the break for William Jebor.
The substitution almost proved an instant hit when the Nigerian almost found the net with his first touch but it was the home side who had the game’s first real chance when they were awarded a penalty on the 77th minute.
Youussef Oggaddi stepped up and missed the spot kick and Wydad turned defence into attack immediately to score the much needed goal when substitute Babatunde played Mohammed Nahiri clean on goal to hand Whydad all three points and stretch their unbeaten run to 8 games.
Wydad will now turn their attention to their second leg CAF Champions League clash away at Senegalese side ASC Diaraf after winning the first leg 2-0 in Morocco last week.