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Sfaxien retain Confederation Cup

Sfaxien players celebrate
Sfaxien win their second Confederation Cup title

CS Sfaxien became the first club to win the Confederation Cup twice after forcing a 2-2 draw at Etoile du Sahel in the second leg of an all-Tunisia final on Saturday.

The first leg two weeks ago ended goalless and Etoile were expected to use home advantage in Sousse and add to eight continental trophies won in 13 years.

But Sfaxien got off to a dream start with Ghana-born striker Agyemang Opoku scoring after just two minutes at the Olympic Stadium to claim his fourth goal this year in the African equivalent of the European Uefa Cup.

It took Etoile until 12 minutes into the second half to level through another West African striker, Nigerian Emeka Opara, but had to score again under the away-goal rule.

However, Sfaxien regained the lead on 74 minutes via their midfielder and leading scorer Abdelkrim Nafti only for Aymen Abdennour to trigger a thrilling climax with an equaliser soon after.

A third goal eluded Etoile, though, and Sfaxien collected the US$300,000 first prize plus a showdown with mighty Al Ahly of Egypt in Cairo in February for the Super Cup.

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06 Nov 08 |  African
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