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Morocco’s Renaissance Berkane reach African Confederation Cup final

RS Berkane becomes the first team to reach the final for a second successive year.

Reuters , Monday 19 Oct 2020
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RS Berkane players celebrate after scoring the second goal against Hassania Agadir (Photo: CAF)
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Two penalties from Mohamed Aziz spurred Renaissance Berkane to a 2-1 win over Moroccan compatriots Hassania Agadir in the African Confederation Cup semi-final on Monday.

Berkane reached the final for a second successive year after losing the 2019 decider to Zamalek of Egypt.

They will play either Guinea’s Horoya or Pyramids of Egypt, who contest the second semi-final on Tuesday.

The secondary African club competition will be belatedly completed behind closed doors on Sunday after being delayed since May due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Aziz put Berkane ahead after 20 minutes after Mouhissine Yajour was hacked down.

Hassania equalised 10 minutes later when their opponents failed to clear a long ball into their penalty area and Imad Kimaoui pounced to net from close range.

Aziz’s second penalty was converted just past the hour mark after a handball and proved decisive.

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