CAF Confederation Cup semifinal: JS Kabylie 3-0 Cotonsport

JS Kabylie booked their ticket to the final of the 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup with a 3-0 win over Cotonsport at Stade du 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers on Sunday evening.

Kabylie came into the game with an advantage having won the first leg 2-1 away from home. This meant that all the Algerian side needed was a draw to secure their spot in the final.

However, they went onto rout the Cameroonian side as they made light work of their opponents.

A 3-0 victory on home soil secured a fourth win over Cotonsport in this season’s competition alone. The two clubs faced off in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

JS Kabylie will now face favourites Raja Casablanca in the final in Cotonou, Benin on July 10.

The hosts did not take time to open their account in Algiers as they made it 1-0 after just six minutes through Zakaria Boulahia. This put them up comfortably on aggregate as they led 3-1.

Bedr Souyad then converted a penalty in the 37th minute to take the aggregate score to 4-1. There was really no coming back for the visitors after this.

However, Kabylie pushed on and made it 3-0 just before half-time to finish off the tie. The Algerians led 5-1 on aggregate with just one half to play.

The second half was more about securing their lead and not conceding a goal as they could see the final in their sights.

Two veteran clubs to clash in final

Denis Lavagne’s Kabylie side are hoping to win the club its seventh CAF title and first CAF Confederation Cup.

Standing in their way are a tough Moroccan side – Raja Casablanca. It should be a thrilling final in Benin between the north African clubs.