Last season’s runners-up ups RS Berkane of Morocco reached the playoff round of the 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup, when they defeated Ghanaian visitors AshantiGold (Ashgold) who played almost full time with 10 men 2-0 at Berkane Municipal Stadium last Saturday night, to overturn their away 3-2 defeat in Obuasi a fortnight ago.
RS Berkane qualified winning 4-3 on aggregate to accompany compatriot Hassania Agadir who earned their qualification ticket earlier on the night.
Knowing they have to win at home, Berkane started the game on attacking note.
The host were boosted when the Ghanaians were reduced to 10 men just 10 minutes into the game with AshantiGold defender Musah Mohammed giving the marching off orders after a second yellow card.
Berkane had to wait till the half hour mark to open the scoring via Burkina Faso import Issoufou Dayo who scored a brilliant scissor kick to put the home side ahead.
Midfielder Zaid Krouch doubled Berkane’s tally just before the break to give his side a 2-0 lead on the night.
After the break AshantiGold tried to reduce the deficit, but they needed a draw at least with Berkane relieved to see their visitors at bay.
The Moroccans will wait to know their opponent from CAF Champions League first round losers, with a place in the group stage at stake.