Morocco’s RS Berkane and Egypt’s Pyramids booked their tickets to the 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup final, scheduled on Sunday 25 October 2020 at Prince Moulay Abdellah Complex in Morocco’s capital Rabat.
RS Berkane defeated compatriots Hassnia Agadir 2-1 in Rabat, while Pyramids emerged 2-0 victorious over Guinea’s Horoya in Casablanca in the semis.
Here are some of the semifinals facts;
o An Egyptian side have reached the CAF Confederation Cup final for the second successive campaign (Pyramids FC – 2019/20 and Zamalek – 2018/19), before then they had only made one appearance (Al Ahly – 2014).
o RS Berkane are the first side to reach successive CAF Confederation Cup finals since TP Mazembe in 2016 and 2017, only fourth side to do so (also FAR Rabat and CS Sfaxien).
o A Moroccan side will be featuring in the CAF Confederation Cup final for the 7th occasion (RS Berkane x2, FAR Rabat x2, FUS Rabat, Maghreb Fès and Raja Casablanca); only Tunisia have seen their sides appear in more finals (8).
o RS Berkane v Hassania Agadir is the first fixture to see as many as eight yellow cards with no red cards shown in the CAF Confederation Cup since Hassania Agadir v Raja Casablanca in March 2019.
o Pyramids FC have scored 19 goals so far in the competition this season; only two sides have scored more goals in a CAF Confederation Cup campaign before the final (20 – RS Berkane in 2018/19 and Raja Casablanca in 2018).
o Horoya conceded two goals against Pyramids FC, as many as they had conceded in their first eight CAF Confederation Cup games of the campaign.
o RS Berkane’s Omar Namsaoui has created 26 chances for his teammates in CAF Confederation Cup this season, five more than any other player, however he is yet to record an assist.
o RS Berkane’s Mohamed Aziz is the first player to score two penalties in a single CAF Confederation Cup game since Étoile du Sahel‘s Yassine Chikhaoui against Al-Hilal Omdurman in April 2019.