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Can BERKANE Land The First Knockout Punch

The CAF Confederation Cup will reach its climax on Sunday, 12 May, with RS Berkane and Zamalek competing for the coveted trophy.

The first-leg of the encounter will be held at Stade Municipal de Berkane, located in northeastern Morocco.

Berkane secured their place in the final after being the recipient of a walkover when Algerian outfit USM Alger withdrew in the semi-finals.

The Moroccan side has a chance to become joint record three-time champions after winning the tournament in 2020 and 2022.

Much will be expected of Senegalese striker Paul Bassène, who has been crucial in Berkane’s campaign, scoring four goals and finishing as the joint top scorer of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Zamalek secured a place in the final after winning against Dreams FC of Ghana by 3-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

The Egyptian club won the trophy in 2019 and will be looking to add another title to their cabinet.

Leading their attack is Egypt international Ahmed Sayed Zizo, who has been impressive this season, scoring three goals for his team.

The second-leg of the encounter will take place on 19 May, at the Cairo International Stadium, in Cairo, Egypt, where Berkane and Zamalek will battle it out for the trophy.

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