Africa Soccer 10-men Raja Casablanca beat JS Kabylie to lift CAF Confederation Cup title

Raja Casablanca

Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca defeated surprising Algerian outfit JS Kabylie to clinch the second title of CAF Confederation Cup of their history (2-1) tonight in Cotonou, Benin.

The good start to the game of Lassaad Chabbi’s team paid off as their playmaker Soufiane Rahimi gave them an early opener just after five minutes of play.

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Man Of The Match Soufiane Rahimi celebrating. ©Raja Club Athletic
Man Of The Match Soufiane Rahimi celebrating. ©Raja Club Athletic

Both goals came even before the 15th minute as Raja Casablanca’s goal machine Ben Malonga made it two in the 14th minute (his 6th goal of the tournament) as he converted and assist of Oussama Soukhane.

Running after the scoreline to the locker room, JS Kabylie played came stronger in the second half and equalized in the early minutes of the second stanza as Zaka gave life to Algerians’ dream.

Unfortunately, they failed to continue with that energy even though Raja’s Omar Arjoune was sent off in the 63 minutes.

Raja Athletic Club have won 2-1 and secured their second CAF Confederation Cup after 2018.


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