Renaissance Sportive de Berkane beat Wydad AC 2-0 at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium to win the CAF Super Cup for the first time.
Wydad AC, the 2018 winners, were the favourites to win this following their performance and experience in CAF club competitions, but the resilience and tactical play of RS Berkane seemed to pay off.
A header from Charki El Bahri after 32 minutes put the Orange Boys in front. Wydad AC fought back, but the heroics of RS Berkane’s goalkeeper and man of the match, Hamza Akbi, denied Wydad AC any goals.
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In the second half, RS Berkane double their lead through a penalty from Soufiane El Moudane in the 71st minute after Amine Aboulfath (Wydad AC) brought down Chadrack Muzungu.
The game witnessed a controversial end as the match referee, Mustapha Ghorbal awarded a penalty in the 74th minute to Wydad AC and cancelled it due VAR intervention. The Oranges also suffered the same fate in the 89th minute as they saw a penalty awarded in their favour and being chopped off due to VAR stepping in.
RS Berkane, which is under the tutelage of Abdelhak Benchika after Florent Ibengé left, has made their intentions clear.