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Africa: CAF Cup / Cup Winners Cup 2002

African Champions League 2002
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Final Cup Winners Cup

African Cup Winners Cup final 1st leg  (Nov 16 2130 GMT)
Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) - Asante Kotoko (Ghana)  1:0
5 inutes after halftime Wydad misses a penalty and scores moments later through Madihi to secure a one goal advantage on a rainy pitch in front of 35,000 according to Moroccan sources. Wydad are reported to have pressured for the goal especially while Asante Kotoko seems to have had some opportunities and a couple of dangerous free kick situations in the second half.
The decisive second leg match will take place in two weeks.

African Cup Winners Cup final 2nd leg  (Dec 8 1400 GMT)
Asante Kotoko (Ghana) - Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)  2:1 (1st leg: 0:1)
For 20 minutes Asante Kotoko came close to a possible penalty shoot out or even a triumph within 90 minutes since after 54 minutes Aziz Ansah had taken the hosts 1:0 ahead. 
Wydad equalised with 15 minutes to play and seemed to have had shattered all hopes of the Ghanaians.
But with 5 minutes to go Asante Kotoko scored the 2:1 and the Moroccans had to defend their narrow lead (away goals rule) for the thrilling remaining minutes of the match.
Final C.A.F.Cup 

CAF Cup final 1st leg  (Nov 8 2030 GMT)
JS Kabylie (Algeria) - Tonerre (Cameroon)  4:0
- 1:0 ('2) Tonerre with Juventus style shirts but not with a Juventus quality defence: the left defender loses a challenge and an Algerian breaks through on the right wing. he centers the ball, it is deflected but eventually concerted by a low shot beating the keeper st the near post.
-quite balanced match after the goal
-('30) red card for Tonerre's #20 Olinga after an off-ball incident
-('33) Cameroonian defence looks odd on a free kick cross but the guests are lucky that the Algerian goal is disallowed probably for attacking the keeper
-the psychological effect of the red card seems visible, JSK are dominating now, Tonerre are defending comittedly but have difficulties in staging counter attacks or keeping the ball for a longer possession
-2:0 (45+) in injury time, with the Tonerre defence becoming tired,  JSK scores the valuable 2nd goal, a cross from the left and a perfect header by #15
-halftime 2:0
-surprisingly JSK totally settles for counter attacks after the half and Tonerre dominates the match 
-3:0 ('63) but naivety on a set piece costs Tonerre another goal: a corner is headed into the net by #4 Drioueche, unchallenged after several Algerians had surprised their opponents by an unorthodox  running pattern and the defenders had unsuccessfully tried to rely on space defence
-4:0('87) #15 Berguigua added an easy fourth goal after an embarassing mismatch in the defence of the guests
final score 4:0
not a match of high standards with many errors

CAF Cup final 2nd leg  (Nov 24 1500 GMT)
Tonerre Yaoundé (Cameroon) - JS Kabylie (Algeria)  1:0 (final)
- goal: 1:0 ('36) Youm
JS Kabylie have won the CAF Cup unprecedented three times in succession!


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