USM Alger Wins CAF Confederation Cup Title

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USM Alger made history by clinching its first-ever continental title after beating Tanzania’s Young Africans (Yanga) on the away goals rule in a thrilling finale of the 2022/2023 CAF Confederation Cup.

Despite a 1-0 defeat at home in front of a packed Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Saturday night, USM Alger’s 2-2 aggregate score, courtesy of their 2-1 first-leg victory in Dar es Salaam, secured them the coveted trophy.

Although the loss may have dampened the celebration, it couldn’t diminish the euphoria of becoming the first Algerian side to win the CAF Confederation Cup.

Yanga, appearing in their maiden continental final, came close to their own momentous achievement after Djuma Shabani’s first-half penalty.

However, they were unable to find a crucial second goal to swing the tie in their favour and claim the crown on enemy territory.

USM Alger’s captain Zineddine Belaid had a second-half penalty saved, but his disappointment was forgotten as the Algerian side held on to a 1-0 defeat at the final whistle, securing their place in history.

USM Alger stood firm in defence to ensure the trophy stayed in the Algerian capital.

As the dust settles on an enthralling final, USM Alger can revel in their well-deserved victory, while Yanga can take pride in their valiant efforts throughout the competition.


Source CAF
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