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Africa: Our Most Vital Preparation for the Last Was ‘Restoration’, Says RS Berkane Coach


120 minutes could not separate the 2 groups, therefore, the winner needed to be determined by the lottery of penalty kicks.

The CAF Confederation Cup has a brand new champion, the Moroccan aspect RS Berkane.

The journey of 49 groups from 37 associations ended on Friday night time on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, when the 2 finalists, RS Berkane and Orlando Pirates clashed for the final word prize.

However, 120 minutes could not separate the 2 groups and the winner was selected penalties. The recreation ended 5-4, in favour of the Moroccan aspect.

Meanwhile, Berkane coach, Congolese Jean-Florent Ibenge informed journalists in the course of the press convention he had misplaced two finals earlier than and would not have seen himself dropping one other.

“I’m proud as a result of it is not straightforward to win the ultimate. I misplaced two finals earlier than will probably be actually laborious for me to lose one other one.

“I’m glad for my team, for my staff, for my family, and for the Moroccan people and I’m happy for the victory.”

During the query and reply session, Coach Ibenge was requested what proved to be a very powerful preparation whereas coming for the ultimate. The former Congo DR supervisor stated it was restoration.

“Our preparation – I believe it was like Orlando Pirates. The most essential preparation for us was restoration.

Ibenge’s eyes confirmed how excited he was successful the trophy even when his contract with the membership had a restricted time of operation.

“Because we played against TP Mazembe and after that, you have to recover. As to recovery, you fly. You come here for two days, we just have to recover yourself and play the game.”