CAF: FUS Rabat claim maiden Confederation Cup title (+video)
The second leg of Africa’s second club competition, the CAF Confederation Cup, was won today by Moroccans Fath Union Sport (FUS) de Rabat. Following the goalless first leg, which was played in Morocco a week ago, Saturday’s second leg ended in triumph for the Moroccan capital side as they sealed their maiden tournament victory with a 3-2 over two-time winners CS Sfaxien on their home ground in Tunisia. Both of these teams have got to know each other pretty well this season as they had earlier played each other twice in the group stages of the competition – both teams winning their home match at this stage – as well as last week’s opening leg of the final which finished in a goalless draw. So not only would the winners of today’s game get the better of the head-to-head record but they would also carry off the silverware.
CS Sfaxien wanted to give their fans something to shout about on home turf but it was FUS Rabat, a finalist in their first attempt in the competition, who took the lead after just seven minutes. Abdelfettah Boukhriss scored the goal which silenced the home crowd and they would have to wait until a minute before half-time before they were celebrating. Hamdi Rouid restored parity for the home side and the game would be turned on its head just four minutes after the break when Kamel Zaiem would give CS Sfaxien the lead from the penalty spot. For the visitors it seemed that luck could finally be running out and that the Tunisian club’s experience would win out in the end but things changed once more in the 75th minute after Rachid Rokki equalized and the tide had once more turned in FUS’ favour. With only sixty seconds left to play the Moroccans sealed the deal when Mohamed Zouidi scored the winner which gave FUS the 3-2 win and a place in the history books. For a club who were playing in the Moroccan
FUS Rabat will now play against CAF Champions League winners TP Mazembe early next year in the African Super Cup.
SEE CS SFAXIEN v FUS RABAT 2ND LEG GOALS HERE: