In 2005, Winners refused to attack Wydad Athletic Club and its fans against the backdrop of the arrest of Saeed Naciri, the club’s president, in connection with the file of what became known as “Escobar of the Desert,” which is the drug file that brought down a number of well-known names and personalities.
Wieners 2005 said, “It is unacceptable for media outlets to seek to promote their articles by writing resonant headlines in which Wydad’s name is implicated in issues that do not concern the club.”
The faction supporting Al-Wadd Club explained that “the club president (Saeed Al-Nasiri) has his personal successes that have nothing to do with Wydad, and also Wydad has nothing to do with his personal problems, and any follow-up or complaint was subject to him in his personal capacity and not in the capacity of club president.”
The faction stressed in a new report that “the first thing that should be done by those who will take his place is to deal firmly and strictly with everyone who dared to harm Wydad’s name and falsely accuse him of matters that do not concern him.”
The source pointed out that “the international break must be used until the African Cup is played in order to arrange administrative matters in preparation for the next stage.”
Winners 2005 called on the Red Team players to “focus on what is inside the green rectangle and not be led by anything that might distract their focus.”