The Moroccan Berkane renaissance culminated in the Confederation title by defeating Pyramids 1-0, after reaching the final for the second time in a row. In the match that was held at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Morocco.
And Nahdet Berkane lost the title last season to Zamalek on penalties.
Pyramids are participating for the first time in the African continental championships, reaching the final.
The participation of Pyramids in the African Club Championships next season, after securing one of the first four places in the Egyptian League.
A title that went to the Moroccan club RS Berkane, amid controversial arbitration cases witnessed today by the match that was administered by the Cameroonian referee today.
Description of the match
The first half witnessed a lot of violent interference from the players of the two teams and ended with 5 players receiving warnings, duo Mohamed Hamdy and Mohamed Farouk from Pyramids, Arabi Nagy, Ismail Al-Muqaddam and Zaid Koch.
The Pyramids players demanded the expulsion of Ismail, the lieutenant colonel of Nahdet Berkane, after he deliberately hit Mohamed Farouk without a ball after playing in a joint ball between them, but the referee was satisfied with a yellow card only.
Nahdet Berkane scored the first goal in the 15th minute after confusion inside the penalty area, and the ball reached Mohsen Yajour, who hit it and collided in defense between the players and went to Mahdi Suleiman.
In the second half, Pyramids dominated the game, trying to score the equalizer.
Pyramids coach Ante Cacic defended Ibrahim Hassan instead of Ahmed Ayman Mansour in an attempt to reinvigorate the attack.
Then he made the second change by going down John Antwi instead of Ahmed Tawfiq.
Antwi threatened the goal of Nahdet Berkane with a header in the 69th minute, after a cross from Mohamed Farouk.
And the control of Pyramids and the attempts at Nahdet Berkane’s goal continued to try to score a draw.
In the 89th minute, the referee declared the red card in the face of Bakr Al Hilali, the player of Nahdet Berkane, after a strong intervention on the feet of Omar Jaber, and after returning to watch the replay with the video.
The match ended with Nahdet Berkane winning over Pyramids and crowning him with the Confederation title.