RABAT, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's giant Raja Casablanca defeated Sunday night Congolese Vita Club 3-0 in the first leg of the 2018 African Confederation Cup final.
In front of a packed Mohammed V Complex in Casablanca, Raja largeled dominated the game, but their players missed several clear chances in the first half.
But in the second half, the Moroccan team entered more determined opening the score at 49th minute through the young forward Soufiane Rahimi.
The same player added the second goal from a shot outside the box at the 61st minute, before Mahmoud Benhalib translated a penalty kick to the third gaol at the 66th minute to consolidate his position as the top-scorer in the competition this season with 12 goals.
Raja secured a big lead ahead of the second leg in the Congolese capital Kinshasa next Sunday.
Raja Casablanca won this cup in 2003 when they beat Coton Sport of Cameroon 2-0 on aggregate.