By The Atlas Lions, May 20 2019 02:53PM
By Morocco World News
Rabat – Morocco’s football club RS Berkane (RSB) won the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final by defeating Egyptian club Zamalek SC (1-0) on Sunday, May 19, at Stade Municipal in Berkane.
Throughout the match, the Moroccan club fought hard to score against the Egyptian team, but luck and Zamalek’s goalkeeper thwarted their efforts.
In the 14th minute of play, RSB’s defender, Omar Nemssaoui, kicked the ball into the goal area and the kick was converted into a header but the ball hit the pole. The same play was repeated in the 41st minute when RSB’s forwarder Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba’s kick hit the pole.
RSB outperformed their Egyptian opponent and kept the pressure on throughout the second half.
Despite excellent play from RSB, Zamalek nearly managed to score in the 56th minute. The Moroccan team were saved by the skills of goalkeeper, Ali Mhamdi, who blocked the goal.
Zamalek became complacent with both teams at zero, but the Moroccan team pushed through and scored a dramatic goal in the final minutes.
In the 4th minute of the additional time, RSB’s Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba was finally able to put the ball in the opponent’s net, making himself the top scorer in the CAF Cup with 8 goals.
The second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. (GMT)