KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) --
Rwanda’s Rayon Sports club entered the CAF
Confederation Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday after beating
Tanzania’s Young Africans 1-0 here to finish second in Group D.
winning goal was scored by Caleb Bimenyimana in the 19th
minute in a fully packed stadium.
It was a do or die
match for the Rwandan side to get a ticket to the last eight.
However, Rayon played without their best players, including
skipper Thierry Manzi, Olivier Niyonzima, Christ Mbondi and
Yannick Mukunzi, who had been suspended by CAF.
Any result for
Rayon, other than a victory, could have seen the team knocked
In another Group D
match on Wednesday, USM Alger beat Kenyan side Gor Mahia 2-1 in
Algeria to emerge top on the table with 11 points, followed by
Rayon with 9 points, Gor Mahia with 8 points and Young Africans
Morocco’s RS Berkane make
history of entering CAF Confederation Cup quarters
RABAT Morocco (Xinhua) --
Debutant RS Berkane of Morocco defeated
Mozambique’s UD Songo 2-1 to earn a place in the quarterfinals
of CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday night.
The Moroccan team
continued their impressive run in the African competition,
grabbing additional three points at the Stade Municipal de
Berkane to top Group B standings with 13 points ahead of the
Egyptian team of Al Masry.
The hosts got off to
a perfect start as Abdessamad El Mobarki broke the deadlock just
6 minutes into the encounter.
surprised Berkane with an equalizer from Jimmy Julio Ukonde two
minutes into the second half, but the Moroccan team ensured the
leadership of Group B with a goal by Mohamed Ferhane in the 70th
In the other game,
Al Masry defeated Sudan’s Al Hilal 2-0 to finish second with 12
points. Sudanese giants and UD Songo were eliminated after
taking only three points each.
advance to quarterfinals of African Confederation Cup
RABAT Morocco (Xinhua) --
Morocco’s Raja Casablanca hammered Ghana’s Aduana
Stars 6-0 on Wednesday night to seal their place in the last
eight of the CAF Confederation Cup.
While the Moroccan
team needed just a draw to go through, they knew that a win
would also grant them the first place in Group A if their rivals
Vita Club of Congo lose their game against ASEC Mimosas of Cote
The latter scenario
happened and with their win, Raja raced to the top spot with 11
In a one-way game at
the Complex Mohammed V in Casablanca, the hosts started with a
very fast pace, scoring the first goal as early as the 3rd
minute through striker Mohcine Iajour.
Iajour added the
second goal in the 15th minute before the other
striker Zakaria Hadraf scored the third and Soufiane Rahimi made
it 4-0 three minutes later.
In the second half,
Raja’s coach substituted three of his key attackers but the
Moroccan team kept up the pressure to add more goals. Substitute
Mahmoud Benhalib scored goals in the 67th and 82nd
The win saw Raja
finish first in Group A with 11 points, while Aduana Stars
finished at the bottom with four points. Former group leaders
Vita Club of Congo ended second with 10 points, and ASEC Mimosas
remained third despite their 2-0 win against Vita Club.