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By The Atlas Lions, May 20 2019 02:53PM

By Morocco World News

Rabat – Morocco’s football club RS Berkane (RSB) won the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final by defeating Egyptian club Zamalek SC (1-0) on Sunday, May 19, at Stade Municipal in Berkane.

Throughout the match, the Moroccan club fought hard to score against the Egyptian team, but luck and Zamalek’s goalkeeper thwarted their efforts.

In the 14th minute of play, RSB’s defender, Omar Nemssaoui, kicked the ball into the goal area and the kick was converted into a header but the ball hit the pole. The same play was repeated in the 41st minute when RSB’s forwarder Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba’s kick hit the pole.

RSB outperformed their Egyptian opponent and kept the pressure on throughout the second half.

Despite excellent play from RSB, Zamalek nearly managed to score in the 56th minute. The Moroccan team were saved by the skills of goalkeeper, Ali Mhamdi, who blocked the goal.

Zamalek became complacent with both teams at zero, but the Moroccan team pushed through and scored a dramatic goal in the final minutes.

In the 4th minute of the additional time, RSB’s Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba was finally able to put the ball in the opponent’s net, making himself the top scorer in the CAF Cup with 8 goals.

The second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. (GMT)

By The Atlas Lions, Mar 18 2019 08:13AM

Hassania Agadir beat Moroccan rivals RS Berkane 1-0 at Stade Adrar in Agadir on Sunday afternoon to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the 2019 Caf Confederations Cup.

The result moved HUSA up to second in Group A, three points behind Berkane who had already sealed their spot in the quarter-finals as group winners last weekend.

Defending champions Raja Casablanca duly bow out of the competition despite their emphatic 4-1 win over Congolese club AS Otôho at the same time. The Green Eagles first win of the group stage campaign proving too little too late.

HUSA opened the scoring in the 26th minute of the match through Youssef Alfahli who latched onto a pass from Mehdi Oubilla.

The goal proved decisive in a match in which the Oranges failed to register a single shot on target. Nonetheless, Berkane advance having accumulated 11 points from six group matches, three more than second placed HUSA.

Hassania Agadir (1) 1 (Alfahli 26')

RS Berkane (0) 0

Hassania Agadir: El Houasli; Rami, Bouftini, Sadiki, Daoudi, Kimaoui, Oubilla (Qasmi 67'), Bennani (Markovic 88'), Tamer Seyam (Bassaine 77'), Mallouki, Alfahli.

RS Berkane: M'Hamdi; Nemssaoui, Dayo, Aziz, Mokadem, El Helali, Mobaraky (Zerzouri 72'), El Kess (Bari 83'), Abdellah (Ould El Haj 46'), Farehane, Laba.

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