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TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup: Zamalek, Dreams FC, USM Alger, and RS Berkane Lock Horns in Anticipation of Semifinal Matches

ing up for an exhilarating semi-final showdown, as four African football giants prepare to battle it out in the first leg matches on Sunday, 21 April.

It is a moment of prophecy and destiny, as Zamalek from Egypt, Dreams FC from Ghana, USM Alger from Algeria, and RS Berkane from Morocco enter the fierce competition, all with their eyes set on the prestigious CAF Confederation Cup title.

These highly anticipated first leg semi-final matches, scheduled for this weekend, promise to deliver an enthralling display of skill, passion, and determination.

With the return leg set for 28 April 2024, anticipation reaches a fever pitch as fans eagerly await the outcome of these riveting encounters.

What sets this semi-final stage apart is the presence of three past champions among the four teams.

Defending champions USM Alger, who claimed the title in the previous season, will face the formidable challenge brought forth by RSB Berkane, the two-time winners of the 2019/20 and 2021/22 campaigns.

Meanwhile, Zamalek, crowned champions in the 2018/19 season, will host Dreams FC in Cairo, marking Dreams FC’s debut in any continental competition—an incredible achievement for the Ghanaian side.

The return leg between Dreams FC and Zamalek is set to take place in Kumasi, adding to the excitement and prestige of the competition.

Zamalek’s journey to the semi-finals was marked by their hard-fought victory over Modern Future of Egypt, securing a 3-2 aggregate score.

Likewise, Dreams FC overcame the challenges posed by Stade Malien Bamako of Mali, securing their place in the semis with an equal 3-2 aggregate score.

As the semi-final stage unfolds, these four clubs are on a mission to etch their names in the annals of African football history.

They will leave no stone unturned, battling fiercely to secure their spot in the highly anticipated final.

The first leg of the final is slated for Saturday, 11 May, with the second leg scheduled for Saturday, 18 May 2024—a fitting climax to an extraordinary tournament that has captured the hearts and minds of football lovers across the continent.

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