Cairo giants Zamalek have defeated RS Berkane on away goals to win the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup title.

The White Knights looked like they were on the verge of defeat in the final’s first leg after conceding two goals in Morocco last week.

However, Seifeddine Jaziri’s header gave Zamalek a lifeline in the tie as they headed into the return leg with just a goal deficit.

Head coach Jose Gomes made just one change to his lineup starting Ibrahima Ndiaye on the left wing instead of Samson Akinyoola.

A fiery start to the game in Cairo saw the hosts dominate the opening proceedings, pinning back Berkane in their half as they created multiple chances on goal.

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The breakthrough came after 23 minutes through January signing Ahmed Hamdi as the midfielder combined with Ahmed Sayed Zizo before striking the ball on the half-volley to give Zamalek a crucial lead.

Despite the early lead, Zamalek suffered a huge blow as Hamdi sustained an injury a while later and was eventually replaced by Youssef Obama.

In the second half, Berkane started to put more pressure on Zamalek and looked threatening from set-pieces but the latter managed to hold on despite playing nearly 14 minutes of stoppage time.

They have now won the Confederation Cup for the second time in the club’s history having won the trophy back in 2019 when they also defeated RS Berkane in the final.