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Key Chiefs striker Qaher Wydad Morocco: VAR technology eliminated cheating

The Serbian Samir Norkovic of the South African Kaizer Chiefs spoke about his team's 1-0 victory against Moroccan Wydad in the meeting that brought the two teams together at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Morocco in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League.

Morocco's Wydad Casablanca was defeated by its South African counterpart, Kaizer Chiefs, 1-0. The only goal came through Serbian striker Samir Norkovic in the 34th minute, and the referee awarded it after the return to the video technology, after he had initially considered the ball offside.

"VAR is important because there will be less cheating," Norkovic told the South African newspaper, citizen. "If it wasn't important, the biggest leagues in the world wouldn't use it. I'm really happy to contribute to the win. It was a good team effort." And we have to continue with the same fighting spirit.”

Thus, Kaizer Chiefs will succeed in achieving a positive result before the return match that brings the duo together in South Africa on June 25.

This is the third time that the two teams meet in the African Champions League, where they previously met in the group stage, and Wydad won a wide 4-0 victory in the match that brought them together in Morocco, while Kaizer Chiefs won the second confrontation in South Africa with a goal without a response.

Wydad, who won the championship in 1992 and 2017, only knew the taste of victory in all the matches he played at his home in the Champions League this season before falling today.

It is expected that the qualifier from Wydad and Kaizer Chiefs will meet the qualifier from Al-Ahly Esperance in the final of the current edition on July 17, where Al-Ahly succeeded in winning the same result outside the ground today at the expense of Esperance.