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Morocco’s Berkane beat Egypt’s Pyramids FC to win CAF Confederation Cup

AS Berkane defeated Pyramids FC 1-0 to win the 2020 Confed Cup final.

Issoufou Dayo’s first-half effort in the single-legged fixture at the Prince Moulay Abdullah Stadium in Morocco was enough to hand The Orange Boys their first title in the competition.

There final was originally scheduled for May this year but had to be rescheduled to October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was redemption of sorts for Berkane, who lost in the final of the 2019 Confed Cup to Egyptian giants Zamalek.

Berkane finished with ten men after Bakr El Helali was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Omar Gaber three minutes from time, but it was too late for Pyramids to pounce.

The big-spending Emirati-owned club had enjoyed a fairytale run to the final that included eight successive away victories, a 100 percent record on the road. However, they looked sluggish against Berkane, struggling for openings throughout.

Having also exited the Egypt Cup, Pyramids will finish the season empty handed. Their only hope now lies in finishing second in the Egyptian Premier League to earn a spot at next season’s African Champions League.

This hope will be dashed if Zamalek, who are one point ahead of Pyramids, defeat Ismaily in their final domestic league game on Monday.

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