A journey that started with a 1-0 away win over Cameroonian champions PWD Bamenda in the preliminary round of this tournament will end in Casablanca for Chiefs.
Amakhosi will be playing their 15th Champions League game of the season on the backdrop of six wins, as many draws and two defeats. They have not conceded at home.
They are back at Stade Mohamed V, a stadium that offers good memories after they beat Wydad Casablanca 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals on June 19.
Defending champions Al Ahly go into Saturday’s encounter with a season record of eight Champions League wins, three draws and one defeat which came away at Simba SC in the group stage.
It will be the third time for Al Ahly to meet South African opponents this season after they knocked out Mamelodi Sundowns at the quarter-final stage.3-1 on aggregate.
Mosimane and Baxter will resume their rivalry after previous clashes in the Premier Soccer League.
The ex-Sundowns tactician has a better record against the Englishman, having prevailed five times, shared spoils twice and lost three times.
Chiefs could have felt inspired after conducting training sessions at Caf Confederation Cup champions Raja Casablanca’s Oasis Training Centre.
Having last been involved in a competitive match on June 26 when they drew 0-0 against Wydad at home, Chiefs will be hoping they will not face fitness issues against Al Ahly who have played four Egyptian Premier League matches in July alone and avoiding defeat in all of them.
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They go into Saturday’s game on a high after winning their last three games in which they scored 10 goals and conceded just once.
Kaizer Chiefs arrived in Casablanca knowing that South African teams have previously failed to beat Al Ahly in the Champions League final.
The Red Devils beat Sundowns 4-1 on aggregate in the 2001 final, before overcoming Orlando Pirates 3-1 on aggregate in 2013