CAF Super Cup match report Wydad Casablanca v RS Berkane 10 September 2022

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RS Berkane secured their first CAF Super Cup title with a 2-0 win over Wydad Casablanca on Saturday night.

Both Moroccan giants provided the majority of their star figures from their Champions League as well as Confederation Cup successes at the end of last season.

It was a very even start from the Moroccan rivals during the earlier stages where fierce challenges from all angles materialized and left the huge crowd on the edge of their seats.

However, Berkane made the breakthrough after the cagey opening when Charki El Bahri combined with Hamza El Moussaoui and applied a stern finish two minutes following the half-hour mark.

Wydad expectantly looked to draw level straight thereafter and had numbers forward to intensify this particular quest towards the halftime interval, but it wasn’t to be.

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5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
8. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
8. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
7. Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
7. Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
6. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
6. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
9. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
9. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
10. Pyramids (Egypt)
10. Pyramids (Egypt)

In the second half, Wydad maintained the pressure on their fellow countryman with shots flying in from all angles in desperate pursuit of the equaliser.

Berkane came into their own in the wake of the pressure from Wydad and applied the same amount of effort and persistence as their adversaries in the final third.

Although, Wydad looked to the bench minutes from the break and introduced Mohamed Ounajem for Ayoub El Amloud before Badie Aouk made way for Houcine Benayada.

Berkane though were not bothered and doubled their tally well over the last 20 minutes when Sofiane El Moudane fired in from the spot following a foul in the area.

The Confederation Cup holders survived a heavy final few minutes of the match and ended up winning the crown ahead of their compatriots.