USM Algiers clinch maiden Confederation Cup title

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Jun 2023

USM Algiers made history by becoming the first Algerian team to win the Confederation Cup title after defeating Young Africans of Tanzania in the 2023 final on Saturday.

USM Algiers clinch maiden Confederation Cup title. (Photo: CAF)


Despite a 1-0 loss at home, USM Algiers emerged victorious thanks to the away goal rule, following their 2-1 away win at Dar-es-Salaam Stadium last week.

Djuma Shabani opened the scoring from the penalty spot as early as the seventh minute, dampening the spirits of the enthusiastic crowd at the 5 July Stadium.

The hosts adopted a defensive approach, fortifying their lines to protect their advantage, and managed to hold on until the final whistle.

With a history spanning 85 years, USM Algiers claim their first-ever African title, surpassing their previous best achievement of reaching the final of the Champions League in 2015.

They can have a chance for another trophy when they take on the Champions League winner in the Super Cup game.

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