CAF CONFEDERATION CUP CAFCC: USM Algiers End Rivers United Quest For Last Four.

After defeating Rivers United 2-0 in the second leg of the quarterfinals, USM Alger, the defending winners of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, guaranteed their place in the competition’s semi-finals on Sunday night.

USM Alger overcame a 1-0 loss in the first leg in Nigeria to win the tie 2-1 overall and move on to the final four, where they will likely play for the title again.

Abdullah Kanou, a striker from Mali, scored both goals for USM Alger to secure the crucial win that sent them to the semifinals for the second time in a row.

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USM Alger had a great start to the game and was hoping to take the lead, but they were unable to do so until Kanou scored from close range in the 37th minute.

USM Alger significantly increased their attacking efforts in the second half in an attempt to expand their lead, but the midfield became the focal point of the play.

In the 72nd minute, Rivers United had a chance to tie the score when Andy Ogbai’s header struck Osama Ben Boute’s crossbar.

In the seventieth minute, Kanou scored once more, securing the second goal that ensured the reigning champions advanced to the semifinals.

Later this month, USM Alger will play Moroccan team Berkane in the semi-finals.


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