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Raja beat Esperance to win a second African Super Cup

Morocco’s Raja Casablanca won the African Super Cup a second time by beating Tunisia’s Esperance 2-1 on Friday.

The match, which is always between the winners of the CAF Champions League and those of the CAF Confederation Cup, was played in Qatar.

Abdelilah Hafidi and captain Badr Benoun scored for Raja to seal the win for Confederation Cup winners Raja.

The goals came either side of one by Youcef Belaili for the Champions League holders.

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The 2022 World Cup host nation, Qatar, hosted the match, and it is the first time the African Super Cup has been played outside Africa.

The Qataris used the match to help train its staff and test its facilities ahead of 2022.

Esperance now stay in Doha and will face CA Bizertin in the Tunisian Super Cup on 1 April in the same stadium.

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