RS Berkane


27-year-old Togolese forward Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba scored a late goal for RS Berkane against Zamalek in the first leg fixture of the CAF Confédération Cup final at the Stade Municipal de Berkane as the Moroccan outfit prepare to lift their first historic continental trophy since gaining promotion to top flight football in 2011.

Both teams seperated goaless during the first period and were about rounding off hostilities ahead of an open second leg tie before Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba scored the lone goal of the game at the 90+5 minute; what could be crucial for them.

Coach Mounir Jaouani and his team extended their 15 match unbeaten home record and continued Zamaleks poor away run ( 1 victory in 9 fixtures)

Zamalek of Egypt must score at least twice without conceding during the second leg fixture against RS Berkane in Cairo,Egypt if they have ambitions to lift their first CAF- CC trophy.

They have won all other Africa club competitions and had never lost against a Morrocan team in 6 previous meetings before Sundays defeat.

RS Berkane must endeavour to maintain the first leg score in their persuit for continental glory when they face the Egyptian champions in Cairo.

The return leg final will be played on Saturday at the Cairo International Stadium.
A victory for RS Berkane will make them the second Moroccan club to lift the CAF Confederation Cup trophy in successive year after Raja Club Athletic in 2018 and a huge success for the club.

Beng Emmanuel