Ramzi describes Wydad – Sundowns clash as “Football against Football”



Head coach of Wydad Athletic Club, Adil Ramzi believes playing against Mamelodi Sundowns is an enjoyable experience for him.

A former footballer himself with a growing coaching profile, Ramzi says he believes in “playing football” as that was what people enjoy watching, which is exactly what his opponents on Sunday are known for.

The former Atlas Lions player was speaking from the pre-match press conference held on Friday afternoon at the Loftus Stadium where his side will face Sundowns in the ultimate showdown of the African Football League on Sunday afternoon.

Going into the fixture with the 2-1 lead, the Wydad coach was asked on whether he would protect the lead with a more defensive approach, or continue with the impressive style of play seen in Casablanca last weekend.

“For the first time, I feel that football is playing against football. I like to play football and the Sundowns coach is the same . I have a lot of respect for him”, said Ramzi.


This north vs south clash between the two sides, like many fixtures on the African football calendar has grown into being one of the most anticipated clashes in African football.

What will still linger at the back of coach Rhulani Mokwena’s mind is the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League semi-final heart-break suffered at the hands of Wydad last season at the very same stadium.

However, with the backing of the highly vocal sea of yellow fans expected on Sunday, high octane football entertainment can be expected on Sunday.

Kick off is at 15h00 Local Time (13h00 GMT).

Both Wydad and Sundowns play an attractive to the eye type of football, with similar styles of play of ball retention and intricate passing styles.


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