CAF Confederation Cup: Tears For Pyramids As Raja, Kabylie Storm Final

Sunday, June 27
*Kabylie (Algeria) 3-0 Cotonsport (Cameroon)
*Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 0(5)-(4)0 Pyramids (Egypt)

Saturday, July 10, 2021
*JS Kabylie Vs Raja Casablanca

Moroccan side Raja Casablanca denied Pyramids FC a second straight trip to the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Egyptian side sought redemption having lost to Berkane in the 2019/20 final but were denied by Raja at the semifinal via shootouts.

Pyramids found themselves in a deep pit when they were held goalless at home but looked like they had dug themselves out when they held on to force the game in shootouts in the return leg on Sunday.

However, left back Hamdi Mohamed missed his sudden death penalty, saved by goalkeeper Anas Zniti, to end his side’s continental campaign.

Ramadhani Sobhi also missed from the spot earlier on while both Mohamed Farouk and Ahmed Tawfik fluffed chances to convert winning penalties for the Egyptian outfits.

It was Abdelilah Madkour who scored what proved to be Raja’s eighth and winning penalty of the game, before goalkeeper Zniti saved Hamdi’s decisive kick to send the Moroccan through on a 5-4 shootout victory.

Raja will face Algerian outfits JS Kabylie who eliminated Cameroon’s Cotonsport with a 5-1 aggregate win.

The Algerians, who won 2-1 in Cameroon, proved the better side once again to win 3-0 on Sunday in Algiers thanks to goals from Zakaria Boulahia (2) and Badreddine Souyad (penalty).

This year’s CAF Confederation Cup final will be played on Saturday, July 10 at the Stade de l’Amitié, Cotonou in Benin.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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