Travis Mutyaba's Zamalek SC Lift CAF Confederations Cup

Travis Mutyaba's Zamalek SC Lift CAF Confederations Cup
Travis Mutyaba. photo/courtesy

Egyptian football giants Zamalek SC have claimed the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup title, emerging victorious over Morocco's RS Berkane in a thrilling encounter at the Cairo International Stadium.

The White Knights, featuring Ugandan forward Travis Mutyaba, overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to clinch the prestigious trophy.

In a tense match on Sunday, Zamalek secured a crucial 1-0 win, thanks to a 23rd-minute strike from Ahmed Hamdy. This decisive goal leveled the aggregate score at 2-2, allowing Zamalek to win on the away goals rule and sparking jubilant celebrations among the home fans.

RS Berkane's hopes of a comeback were dashed when Hamza El Moussaoui was sent off deep into stoppage time, reducing the Moroccan side to ten men and sealing their fate. This victory marks Zamalek's second CAF Confederation Cup triumph, adding to their previous success in the 2018-19 season.

For Travis Mutyaba, the win is particularly historic. The young forward becomes the first Ugandan player to lift the CAF Confederation Cup, marking a significant milestone in his burgeoning career. Mutyaba's contribution to Zamalek's campaign has been widely praised, and his achievement is a source of pride for Ugandan football.