RS Berkane have clinched their first-ever CAF Confederation Cup title after narrowly beating Egyptian debutants Pyramids in the final at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Sunday evening.
Mohssine Iajour scored the only goal of the match for Berkane just after the quarter of an hour point in what was their second consecutive final as the Moroccan side suffered a defeat in last year’s final on penalties against an Egyptian outfit, Zamalek.
Berkane had to finish the encounter a man down as they did in the 2019 final when Bakre El Helali was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle with two minutes left on the clock.
However, with their experience, the Moroccans managed to hold on for a valuable victory as they were in no mood to let it slip again on home soil.
Debutants Pyramids reached the final following an impressive run, having gone all the way to the last game of the campaign in their first-ever season with only two losses from their last 15 matches in the competition.
The Egyptians had sealed victory in all their eight away matches this campaign, prior to the final. But they could not finish the job against an experienced Moroccan side.
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By FARPost Reporter