Setif win CAF Champions League

Published On 01/11/2014 | By James Ezimoha | Africa, Best of the Rest, CAF Champions League, Latest News, Maghreb, Top Stories

Algerian club Entente Setif have won the 2014 CAF Champions League after defeating AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo 3-3 on away goals.

Setif ended a 26-year search for the continental title after a 1-1 draw in the second leg final at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.

The first leg final, which was played in Kinshasa six days earlier, ended in a 2-2 draw, thus giving the Algerians the advantage on away goals.

Vita almost took the lead in the 11th minute when Ndombe Mubele’s fine header from Yunus Sentamu’s cross went wide.

Ten minutes later, Nzinga Luvumbu’s free kick was parried by Sofiane Khedairia.

However, the Algerians took the initiative in the 50th minute after Sofiane Younes profited from El-Hedi Belamairi’s cross to tap in from close-range after the latter had beaten Patou Ebunga.

Vita got themselves back on level terms four minutes later when Luvumbu crossed the ball for Lema Mabidi, who smashed a volley past the helpless Setif goalkeeper.

Setif should have won the game in the 70th minute bar a fine save from Nelson Lukong to deny Akram Djahnit’s shot.

The Algerian club will now participate in next month’s Club World Cup in Morocco.



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