CAF Confederation Cup: USM Alger, RS Berkane, Zamalek, and Dreams set for semis


The stage is set for an electrifying showdown as the semi-finalists for the 2023/24 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup were confirmed in dramatic fashion following the conclusion of the quarter-final second legs on Sunday evening.

Reigning champions, USM Alger from Algeria, headline the quartet of clubs vying for a coveted spot in the finals alongside former champions RS Berkane (Morocco), Zamalek (Egypt), and debutants Dreams FC (Ghana) who are eyeing a historic debut season in the Confederation Cup.

Dreams FC booked their place in the semi-finals after a spirited performance against Stade Malien, securing a 3-2 aggregate victory to advance to the next stage of the competition.

Meanwhile, Zamalek SC, a powerhouse in Egyptian football, overcame a resilient Modern Future FC in Cairo, triumphing in a closely contested encounter to secure their spot in the semi-finals.

In another thrilling quarter-final clash, RS Berkane emerged victorious in a five-goal thriller against Abu Salim, advancing 3-2 on aggregate and setting up a tantalizing semi-final clash with defending champions, USM Alger, who comfortably secured a 2-0 victory over Nigeria’s Rivers United to stay on course to defend their title.

The semi-final matchups promise high stakes and intense battles as Zamalek SC, winners in 2019, will face off against Dreams FC in Cairo, while USM Alger, determined to extend their title reign, will host RS Berkane in Algeria.

Fans can expect pulsating football as these top-tier clubs vie for a spot in the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Final, with the first leg scheduled for Sunday, May 12, and the second leg on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will announce the dates and kick-off times for these thrilling encounters in due course, adding to the anticipation and excitement surrounding this prestigious continental tournament.

As the teams prepare to battle it out on the field, football enthusiasts across Africa eagerly await the spectacle that awaits in the semi-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, where dreams will be realized and champions will emerge triumphant.

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