Raja Casablanca wins the Maghreb derby and wins the title
Morocco’s Raja Casablanca won the African Football Confederation Cup, defeating the Maghreb derby against Algeria’s JS Kabylie 2-1, Saturday, in Cotonou in the final match.
Sofiane Rahimi (5) and Congolese Democratic Republic of Ben Malongo (14) scored the goals of Raja Casablanca, who played with ten men since the 63rd minute, after his midfielder Omar Arjoun was sent off, while Zakaria Boulahia (46) scored the JS Kabylie goal.
This is the third title for Raja Casablanca in the competition after 2003 and 2018, and the first was led by its Tunisian coach, Saad Chebbi.
Behind the “Green Eagle” is his compatriot Nahdet Berkane, who won the title last season at the expense of the Egyptian Pyramids, raising the balance of Moroccan clubs in the competition to eight.
Meanwhile, JS Kabylie failed to achieve the fourth title for itself and the Algerian clubs after its successive treble between 2000 and 2002.