CAF Cup: The Berkane Renaissance takes an option for the coronation


The Berkane Renaissance beat the Egyptian team Zamalek with a score of 2 goals to 1, in the first leg of the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup, played Sunday evening at the Berkane municipal stadium, taking an option for the coronation before the return match, scheduled for May 19 in Cairo.

Issoufou Dayo opened the scoring for the Oranges in the 13th minute by converting a penalty, before Adil Tahif widened the gap (32nd). The Egyptians reduced the gap through Seifeddine Jaziri (46th).

From the start of the match, the Berkanis put pressure on the Zamalek defense to try to open the score, which they managed to do thanks to the penalty scored by captain Issoufou Dayo.

Trailing, the Egyptians experienced a surge with chances repelled by the Berkane defense, before Adil Tahif, superbly served by Mohamed Mourabit on a free kick, scored the second goal of the Berkane Renaissance with a header.

After the restart, Zamalek gained momentum, managing to surprise RS Berkane by reducing the gap at the start of the second half thanks to Seifeddine Jaziri.

In a remake of the final of the 2019 edition marked by the coronation of Cairenes on penalties, the Berkanis approached this meeting with a vindictive state of mind to take the advantage for the return match, and win a third continental coronation, after those of 2020 and 2022.

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