Key Players To Watch Out For In CAF Confederation Cup Final

The stage is set for a thrilling two-legged final in the CAF Confederation Cup, with Morocco’s RS Berkane facing off against Egypt’s Zamalek SC.

Sunday, 12 May sees the two-time champions RS Berkane playing host to the 2019 Champions at the Berkane Municipal Stadium at 20h00 Local Time (19h00 GMT) ahead of the second leg in Cairo a week later.

As the anticipation builds ahead of the kick-off, here are four key players who could decide the outcome of this highly contested encounter

Zamalek SC

Ahmed Mustafa Zizo – Right Winger

The dangerous Ahmed Mostafa Zizou brings is a live wire for the White Knights with his dazzling runs down the rights which are accompanied by goals and assists. The skilful attacker is the team’s top goal scorers this season with 8 goals to his name and will certainly be one to look out for on Sunday.

Another exciting attribute possessed by the attacker is his ability to strike the ball from free kicks as well as his pinpoint crosses that are difficult to deal with in the danger area.

Omar Jaber – Right back

Omar Jaber personifies the modern day right back. Quick in attack and equally good in defence which offers the White Knights the much-needed firepower upfront when needed.

Jaber is enjoying a great season for the Egyptian giants so far and has shown tremendous leadership growth as one of the team’s key players in tough outings such as the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

He will certainly play a key role not only in the team’s defense, but equally so going forward and combining well with the team’s attack.

RS Berkane

Dayo Issoufou – Central Defender

Seasoned Burkinabe international defender, Dayo Issoufou has become a pillar of strength in the RS Berkane defense. The veteran defender, who is now aged 32 bring calmness and direction to the side through his years of experience at both club and national team level.

Issoufou is also deadly in arial situations and will be a point of reference in set pieces should the two-time champions fail at breaking the Zamalek defense in open play.

Yassine Labahiri – Central Midfielder

Yassine Labahiri is RS Berkane’s creative spark.

The midfield maestro possesses a unique ability of passing through the tight spaces, which will most likely be the case against a resilient Zamalek side on Sunday.

Labahiri connects well with both defense and attack and his great passing ability will be key for the Moroccans during the breaking attacks.

Source: CAF

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