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Raja Casablanca crowned CAF Confederations Cup Champions

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Morocco’s Raja Casablanca won the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup after defeating Congolese side, , 4-3 on aggregate.

Led by former Al Ahly manager Juan Carlos Garrido, the Green Eagles bagged their first continental silverware, 15 years after their last African title in 2003. The Spanish manager has become the second ever manager, after Fawzi El Benzarti, to win to Confederations titles with two different teams after winning it with Al Ahly back in 2014.

came into the second leg with a 3-0 lead from the first leg that took place at the Stade Mohammed V. That was not enough for the Moroccans as they took the lead in the 21st minute through Abdelilah Hafidi, putting the Black Dolphins in trouble.

Seconds before the end of the first half, AS Vita Club leveled the score through Jean-Marc Maksu from a wonderful free kick. VIta Club needed three more goals to be crowned champions; yet, it was not until the 71st minute when Mukoko Batezadio managed to add the second of the game, and revive the hopes of his teammates.

Three minutes later, Fabrice Ngoma added the third goal for the Congolese giants, giving hope to the Congolese fans in Kinshasa to finish their comeback. However, it the Moroccoans managed to hold on the 3-1 score until the end of the match to win their second ever Confederations Cup title.

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