CAF Confederation Cup: Raja Casablanca Win the Title Despite Defeat

Raja winner

Raja Casablanca won its second African Confederation Cup despite their defeat (1-3) against the Congolese AS Vita club, in the second leg final, played Sunday at the Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa.

The Green Eagles opened the scoring through Moroccan International Abdlillah Hafidi in the 21st minute of the game, before Jean-Marc Makusu equalized for the ASVC at the 4th minute of the first half’s extra time. The Congolese scored two other goals by Mukoko Batezadio (71 °) and Luamba Ngoma Fabrice (74 °). This wasn’t sufficient for AS Vita club to equalize the overall score since Raja Casablanca had won 3-0 counterpart in the first leg held on November 26, at Mohammed V Stadium In Casablanca.

Raja winner

This is the fifth African title for Raja Casablanca after three Champions League titles and one Confederation Cup.

King Mohammed VI was the first to congratulate RAJA on its historical achievement by speaking to the president, the coach, and the team captain.

Raja Casablanca’s Mahmoud Benhalib was named the competition ‘s top scorer by 12 goals.

Raja winner

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