MATCH CENTRE

SAT 27 SEPTEMBER 2014, 19:00

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Vita stun CS Sfaxien to end 33-year final wait

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sat September 27, 22:23

AS Vita on Saturday night rallied to beat CS Sfaxien 2-1 to reach their first final since 1981.

The DR Congo side advanced to the October finals 4-2 on aggregate after beating Sfaxien by the same scoreline in last weekend's CAF Champions League semifinal first leg match in Kinshasa.


However, Vita were made to work hard to earn their first final appearance in 33 years, when defender Zuied Derbali fired in a free kick to put their Tunisian hosts 1-0 ahead in the 26th minute.


Vita's fight-back began on the stroke of halftime when Nelson Munganga headed the equaliser past goalkeeper Rami Jridi.


Junior sealed the win and aggregate victory in the 55th minute after beating Jridi to see Vita through final.


The 1973 champions now await the winner of the second semi-final match on Sunday involving their DR Congo arch-rivals TP Mazembe, who host ES Setif of Algeria down in Lubumbashi.


Meanwhile, this year’s two-legged final will be played during the weekend of October 25 and the final leg will follow during the weekend of November 1.


 

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CS SFAXIEN AS VITA (V CLUB)
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Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
28
16
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
20
Defender
6
Defender
8
Defender
26
Defender
28
25
Defender
26
Defender
3
Defender
29
Defender
5
3
Defender
8
Defender
15
Defender
21
Defender
17
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
29
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
17
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
27
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
24
Forward/Striker
18
Forward/Striker
4
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