Rabat edge Sfaxien in first leg – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

Rabat edge Sfaxien in first leg

Saad Aitkhorsa (L) of FUS Rabat vies for the ball with Aliassou Sanou (R) Rivers Unitedduring the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup game between FATH Union Sport and Rivers United in Rabat, Morocco on 7 July 2017 © BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Sep 16, 2017. 23:33

FUS Rabat narrowly defeated CS Sfaxien on Saturday night to hold the advantage in their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie.

The Moroccan hosts won 1-0 in the teams’ first-leg clash at the Stade de FUS in Rabat on Saturday night.

Tunisian side Sfaxien, who are three-time champions of this continental competition, will look to turn the tie around in the second leg on home soil.

Faith Union Sport struck the game’s decisive goal in the 19th minute through midfielder Karim Benarif and they held firm in defence to ensure they have a strong foothold in the tie.

The return match will be held at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax next Friday night. The aggregate winners of the tie will face either TP Mazembe or Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid in the semifinals.

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