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Raja Claim CAF Confed Cup To End 15-Year Continental Title Wait

Moroccan giants, Raja Casablanca have been crowned the winner of the 2017/2018 CAF Confederations Cup despite losing 3-1to DR Congo side, AS Vita Club on Sunday in the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup final on Sunday.

Raja who defeated Enyimba en route the final therefore bring to an end their 15-years wait for a continental title as they won on 4-3 aggregate.

The Moroccan side, who defeated V Club 3-0 in the first leg of the final in Morocco, took the fight to their hosts as Abdellah Hafidi, who scored the lone goal against Enyimba in Aba in the semi-final first leg, fired his team to the front in the 21st minute of the game.

With Raja leading on four goals aggregrate, it left V Club needing five goals to snatch the title away from from the visitors in front of their 80,000 spectators at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.

The hosts, however, began to fight back through Jean-Marc Makusu who scored from a free kick with four minutes left to play in the first half to give his team the confidence of a possible comeback.

The second half resumed with the hosts showing more dexterity while Raja decided to play on the containment strategy and with midway in the second half, the hosts scored twice within three minutes to bring the game to a more interesting one with a comeback in view.

The hope of a comeback became so much intense for V Club as substitute, Mukoko Batezadio came off the bench to score in the 71 minutes from a goalmouth scramble.

V Club failed to make a dramatic comeback as they have now lost three of their CAF competitions final having last won a continental title 45 years ago.


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