Finalists Orlando Pirates vow to avoid another Moroccan mauling
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Finalists Orlando Pirates vow to avoid another Moroccan mauling

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club Orlando Pirates aim to dispel the belief that they are easy prey for Moroccan rivals by defeating Renaissance Berkane in the CAF Confederation Cup final in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday. The Buccaneers from Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg suffered a 5-1 aggregate hammering from Raja Casablanca in the […]

Finalists Orlando Pirates vow to avoid another Moroccan mauling

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club Orlando Pirates aim to dispel the belief that they are easy prey for Moroccan rivals by defeating Renaissance Berkane in the CAF Confederation Cup final in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday. The Buccaneers from Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg suffered a 5-1 aggregate hammering from Raja Casablanca in the […]
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Late goal spree takes Moroccan club Berkane to CAF Cup final

Johannesburg (AFP) – Moroccan club Renaissance Berkane scored three goals from the 79th minute to defeat Democratic Republic of Congo visitors TP Mazembe 4-1 on Sunday and qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup final. Bakr el Helali gave Berkane a 10th-minute lead that lasted just 60 seconds before Phillippe Kinzumbi equalised in northeastern Morocco. Mazembe […]
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Sub snatches last-gasp winner for Mazembe in CAF Cup semi-final

Johannesburg (AFP) – John Bakata scored in added time to give TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Renaissance Berkane of Morocco on Sunday in a CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first leg. The 19-year-old substitute struck on 95 minutes in the southern Congolese city of Lubumbashi, nodding a Glody Likonza […]
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Referee punched, kicked as Moroccan club reach CAF Cup semi-finals

Johannesburg (AFP) – Tunisian referee Sadeq al Salmi was punched and kicked after Moroccan club Renaissance Berkane reached the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Egyptian visitors Al Masry. Youssef el Fahli converted a seventh-minute penalty for the only goal of the quarter-final second leg and Berkane won the […]
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Nine-man Masry snatch dramatic CAF Cup triumph

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egyptian club Al Masry overcame having two players sent off to snatch a dramatic 2-1 CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg victory over Moroccan visitors Renaissance Berkane on Monday.    Haythem Layouni scored direct from a free-kick on 82 minutes to give the home team a narrow aggregate lead after a match […]
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Unhappy Jele as Orlando Pirates sunk by Simba in CAF Cup

Johannesburg (AFP) – Orlando Pirates of South Africa captain Happy Jele conceded a penalty that Shomari Kapombe converted to give Simba of Tanzania a 1-0 win on Sunday in a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg. A scrappy affair before a capacity 60,000 crowd in Dar es Salaam appeared to be heading toward a goalless […]
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CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals: Five things to know

Johannesburg (AFP) – Ghanaians Bernard Morrison and Richard Ofori could play pivotal roles when Simba of Tanzania host Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Sunday in a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg.   A former Pirate, speedy Morrison is the leading Simba scorer this season in the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League […]
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Scoring spree takes Tanzanians Simba to CAF Cup quarter-finals

Johannesburg (AFP) – Former title-holders Renaissance Berkane of Morocco, Simba of Tanzania and Al Ittihad of Libya filled the three quarter-finals places up for grabs in the CAF Confederation Cup at the weekend. Berkane edged ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast 1-0, Simba trounced Gendarmerie Nationale of Niger 4-0 and Ittihad drew 0-0 with Orlando […]
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Libyan clubs too good for Orlando Pirates and Sfaxien in CAF Cup

Johannesburg (AFP) – Libyan clubs Al Ittihad and Al Ahly Tripoli scored notable CAF Confederation Cup group victories on Sunday over African title winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. Ittihad edged Pirates 3-2 in a thrilling first match of a Benghazi double-header before Ahly survived a late scare to defeat […]
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CAF Cup draw offers hope to Enyimba

Johannesburg (AFP) – Enyimba should be happier than Bayelsa United after the Nigerian contenders for the CAF Confederation Cup discovered on Friday who they will face in the qualifying rounds. The draws for the preliminary and first rounds in Cairo were kind to Enyimba, who received a bye into the round of 32, where they […]
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Raja survive battering with 10 men to win CAF Confederation Cup

Cotonou (AFP) – Moroccan club Raja Casablanca survived a second-half battering from Algerian rivals JS Kabylie with 10 men to win the CAF Confederation Cup final 2-1 in Benin's economic capital Cotonou on Saturday.   In a tale of two halves at the Stade de l'Amitie the Casablanca outfit raced into a two-goal lead within […]
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