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CAF Confederation Cup

  • November 30, 2013
  • • 14:30
  • • Stade du TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi

CS Sfaxien win Aggregate 3 - 2

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef

TP Mazembe 2-1 Sfaxien (2-3 agg): Tunisians win Caf 2013 Confederation Cup title

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef


The Tunisian side have won their third title of the second-tier club competition of Africa after beating the four-time Caf Champions League winners 2-3 on aggregate

Tunisian club side CS Sfaxien are the 2013 Caf Confederation Cup champions despite losing 2-1 against TP Mazembe on Saturday in the second leg final.

The Juventus of The Arabs edged out the Congolese champions 2-0 in the first leg in Rades, Tunisia, ending both legs 2-3 on aggregate to clinch their third Caf Confederation Cup title after their 2007 and 2008 triumph.

The DR Congo side were more determined to overturn the first leg deficit and their efforts paid off with a two-goal lead in the first half through Cheibane Traore and Mbwana Samatta within 24 minutes.

Sfaxien were unable to find a reply as the 2010 Caf Champions League winners kept pressing for more goals before the interval. The Ravens upped the ante in the second half but their finishing was poor.

Mazembe goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba was hardly tested until the dying embers of the game when Tunisian striker Fakhreddine Ben Youssef headed past him with just two minutes to end proceedings to silence the 18,500-capacity filled stadium at Lubumbashi.

It was Sfaxien’s fourth appearance in the Confederations Cup and their third title after finishing as runner-up in the 2010 edition. The Tunisians won US$660,000 and will face Al-Ahly of Egypt in next year’s Caf Super Cup.