Kwara United this evening, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, defeated African champions, RS Berkane 3-1 in the First Leg, First Round match of the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.
The visitors shocked Kwara United by scoring their first and only goal in the match as early as 7th minutes of the highly exosive encounter, with Kwara United FC forced to pick up themselves immediately, but couldn’t hit the back of the net despite creating several chances in the first half.
Cheick Ouattara of RS Berkane drew the first blood in the tension soaked and action packed cracker to give the Moroccan club early advantage and early bragging right, but Kwara United rose up to the occasion.
Super-sub, Taofeek Ahmed levelled up for the Harmony Boys in the 72nd minutes, after buldozzing his way into the defence, after connecting a pass from Adeshina Gata, to splash home at close range.
Wasiu Jimoh increased the tally for Kwara United in the 80th, as he curled in from outside the box. Bernabas Daniel made it three for the Harmony in 88th minute, to the surprise of fans at the stadium.
Speaking after the match, Coach Mohammed Azeez of Kwara United commended his boys for rising up to the challenge, despite the early scare.
He praised them for their determination to emerge victorious against the stubborn RS Berkane, noting that they will consolidate on the feat in the return leg next week.
Coach Azeez added that even thought Kwara United FC won, its not yet over, as the second leg in Berkane, Morocco will finally determine which of the two will go through.
He however, expressed confidence that his team will make it to the Group stage. The return leg holds in Berkane, Morocco on Saturday October 14th, 2022.