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RS Berkane Lifts 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup

RS Berkane 1-0 Pyramids

Moroccan giants RS Berkane clinched the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup after edging Egyptian side Pyramids 1-0 in the final played on Sunday.

Mohssine Iajour scored the priceless goal, 15 minutes into the game and was enough to inspire the Moroccan side at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Complex.

However, RS Berkane finished with a man less following El Helali’s malicious tackle on Pyramids’ Ali Gaber.

This was the first continental silverware for the Volcanos, a home to Uganda Cranes forward Patrick Henry Kaddu.

The Ugandan forward (Kaddu) however didn’t feature for RS Berkane as his reportedly in Kampala. Also Abdu Lumala was sidelined for Pyramids, still recovering the from surgery.

RS Berkane became the 5th club to clinch the CAF Confederation Cup, joining Raja Casablanca, FAR Rabat, FUS Rabat and Maghreb Fes.

Team lineups

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Pyramids 

Mahdi Soliman (GK), Mohamed Hamdi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Abdalla Bakry, Ahmed Tawfik, Omar Gaber, Nabil Donga, Mohamed Farouk, Abdallah El Said, Eric Traoré

RS Berkane 

Zouheir Laaroubi (GK), Omar Namsaoui, Issoufou Dayo, Ismail Mokadem, Mohamed Aziz (C), Larbi Nadji, Bakr El Helali, Zaid Krouch, Zakaria Hadraf, Hamdi Laachir, Mouhcine Iajour

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