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Congo's Vita Club edge Morocco's Berkane to advance to CAF Confederation Cup semis
RABAT, Sept. 23 -- Vita Club of Congo dumped debutant RS Berkane of Morocco out of CAF Confederation Cup, forcing a 1-1 second-leg draw on Sunday night in Casablanca to win 4-2 on aggregate.
Vita Club advanced to the African competition semifinals thanks to their 3-1 win in the first-leg match at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa, DR Congo.
At the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morocco, the Moroccan team had brilliant start, taking the lead at the 6th minute through a header from striker Alain Traore.
Berkane continued their pressure, but they failed to convert several clear attempts into goals.
As the Moroccan team put all the pressure on the Congolese side, Ngoma delivered the killer blow equalizing for Vita through an impressive counter attack in the 87th minute.
Berkane enjoyed a historical season in Africa after topping their group, but Vita side's massive experience in CAF inter club competitions made the difference in their encounter.
Vita Club reached the semifinals of the 1976 CAF Cup Winners' Cup and 1996 CAF Cup.
Vita Club will face Egyptian club Al Masry in the semifinals.
Masry reach the semis following a 2-0 aggregate win against Algerian side of USM d'Alger.