Gabriel Okechukwu in action for Wydad Athletic in a league match


Wydad Casablanca forward, Gabriel Okechukwu is upbeat about the club’s chances going into the second leg of the CAF Champions League final against Tunisia’s Esperance FC, reports.

Though the two teams shared the spoils at the Abdellah Stadium in Rabat in the first leg, he still believes they will take full advantage and give their best shot against the Tunisians later on Friday night.

“We had the chance to have recorded a win at home but we missed it, though I don’t think it’s all over yet. We will go out and fight and ensure we win it for our fans.

“We have worked so hard to get here and we just need to do extra work to eventually come out tops,” Okechukwu posited.

The Moroccan side will be gunning for a second Champions League title as against the Tunisians who will be seeking a fourth title.

Another good omen for the Casablanca-based club is the fact that Esperance, in 2012, failed to take advantage of a 1-1 draw against Al Ahly in Egypt, before going on to lose 2-1 in front of their home fans.


Three Nigerians, Gabriel Okechukwu, Michael Babatunde both of Wydad, will probably face last season’s NPFL top scorer, Junior Lokosa who now plays for Esperance of Tunisia.