In Summary
  • Amid the drama before a huge crowd in the 80,000-seat Stade des Martyrs, V Club were the superior side as they booked a first Confederation Cup final appearance.

V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo reached the Caf Confederation Cup final Wednesday with a 4-0 drubbing of Al Masry of Egypt, who staged a temporary second-half walk-off.

Masry players wrongly believed the third goal, scored by Jean-Marc Makusu on 75 minutes, was offside and walked to the sidelines, where they stayed for five minutes before play resumed.

Earlier in the second half of the semi-final second leg, Masry coach and Egyptian legend Hossam Hassan went on to the pitch and argued with the referee from the Seychelles.

In the two-leg final, V Club will face Raja Casablanca of Morocco, who defeated Enyimba of Nigeria 2-1 in north Africa later for a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Eddy Ngoyi scored two superb first-half goals in Kinshasa, one with his head and one with his left foot, to give the hosts a 2-0 half-time advantage.

Makusu killed the tie as a contest with his 10th Confederation Cup goal this season and Mukoko Batezadio completed the rout in stoppage time.

Amid the drama before a huge crowd in the 80,000-seat Stade des Martyrs, V Club were the superior side as they booked a first Confederation Cup final appearance.

While the outcome was not surprising after a 0-0 first-leg draw in Port Said 21 days ago, the winning margin was unexpectedly wide.

Masry went into the return game boasting a 13-match unbeaten record in the second-tier African club competition since a qualifying loss at Green Buffaloes of Zambia last February.

The Egyptians had high hopes of at least forcing a score draw and advancing to the final on the away-goals rule.

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