CS Sfaxien and FUS Rabat clash ‘again’ in the CAF Confederation Cup final

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 28 Nov 2010

Moroccan club Fath Union Sport (FUS) de Rabat will host their Tunisian counterpart CS Sfaxien Sunday night in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final

Cs Sfaxien
Sfaxien are hoping to clinch a fourth African title.

The experienced Tunisian side is eager to win a fourth title s they were champions before in 1998, 2007 and 2008.

Midfielder Kamal Zaiem and Nigerian striker, Uche Agba recoveries comes to strengthen the squad ahead of this crucial encounter while left winger Ali Maloul will miss the rendez vous because of injury.

French coach Pierre Lechantre will hope that his key players like Karim Nafti, Fateh El-Gharbi, Hamza Younes, Dominique Da Silva and Ibrahima Toure will be in their top form during this trip to Rabat.

“FUS de Rabat deserve our respect especially after their impressive performance in the Moroccan cup final, but the weakness of their defense will be a key element for us to win,” the former Cameroon coach told “Al Shorouk” Tunisian newspaper on Saturday.

The Moroccan hosts go through this game while being on peak of their moral and technical form after winning the Cup title last Thursday.

Coach Al-Hussein Amouta can count on the spirit of his players and the talent of strikers Rachid Rokki Al-Hassan Issoufou and the midfielders Daniel Monchare Hisham El Fathi and Souleymane Dembele.

“Our success to reach the final is a great achievement as we have just reached the top flight but we lack experience for such competitions,” Amouta told the local media.

“We will have a different encounter, but we are able to win despite being very exhausted after winning the Moroccan Cup title against Maghreb Fez last Thursday,” he added.

Both teams have already meet during the group stages and each won his home leg 3-0 for Sfaxien in Sfax and 2-1 for FUS Rabat in Rabat and both emerged as winners of this group B. But now in the final there will be just one room for the glory.

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