The return leg matches of the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup were played across the continent on Sunday April 14, 2019.
CS Sfaxien striker Firas Chaouat was 10 years old when the Flying Antelopes lifted the first of their three Confederation cup trophies in 2007. He was at the heart of their 2-0 win at home to Nkana FC from Zambia who defeated them in the first leg 2-1.
The Tunisians qualified for the semifinals on a 3-2 aggregate score.
Firas Chaouat scored the first goal for sfaxien and created the second for midfielder Alaa Marzouki who was injured in the first leg game.
Zamalek of Cairo did the essential by scoring a single goal with no reply against Hassania Agadir from Morocco.
Ibrahim Hassan scored the lone goal of the game and the tie at the 49th minute for the White Knights who are after a CAF trophy since 2003.
Hassania Agadir gave it a go, but the fact that Miguel Gamondi’s men failed to score in the first leg was their undoing. They searched for a crucial away goal in vain as the two times Moroccan champions crashed out of the competition by a narrow margin.
Moroccan club Renaissance Sportive Berkane showed their superiority against Kenyan outfit Gor Mahia.
Renaissance won the first leg 0-2 in Kenya making the aggregate score 7-1 which equalled the highest ever aggregate score in the competition at this level.
Togolese striker Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba put the Moroccans ahead at the 21st minute for his sixth goal in the competition this season.
An almost immediate equalizer from Lawrence Juma for the Kenyans revived Mounir Jaouani’s charges who got two more goals before half time through captain Mohammed Aziz and Badr el Helali.
Burkinabe defender Issoufou Dayo got their fourth before substitute Youssef Essaiydy completed the scoring with four minutes left in the game.
The last quarterfinal game between Al Hilal of Omdurman and Etoile Sahel has been postponed to April 22, 2019 for security reasons and may be played out of Sudan after Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military.
Etoile will come into that game with the 3-1 lead they secured in the first leg in Tunisia.
CS Sfaxien will face Renaissance Sportive Berkane in the semifinals while 9 times CAF trophy winners, including five champions league titles,Zamalek will face the winner of the tie between Al Hilal and Etoile Sahel.
Zamalek will try to restore Egyptian pride after the mighty Al Ahly were eliminated from the CAF Champions League by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns on a 5-1 aggregate score.
The semifinal games will be played on Sunday April 28, and Monday April 29, 2019.