Orebonye in sight of history

On the verge: Orebonye could win a continental title with his club this weekend
On the verge: Orebonye could win a continental title with his club this weekend

Tumisang ‘Teenage’ Orebonye is within sight of making history ahead of the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Final. Orebonye could become the first local men’s football player to win a continent inter-club competition.

Tumisang ‘Teenage’ Orebonye is within sight of making history ahead of the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Final. Orebonye could become the first local men’s football player to win a continent inter-club competition. Over the weekend, the forward earned a place in the history books when he became the first local player to play in a CAF competition final. Orebonye’s USM Alger beat Tanzania’s Young Africans 2-1 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup Final played at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

The striker started and lasted the entire match as the Algerian side secured the crucial win away from home. The two teams will meet in the second leg on Saturday and Orebonye will become only the second local player to earn a CAF inter-club title after the Mares’ Sedilame Bosija. However, due to injury, the goalkeeper could only watch from the sidelines as her side Mamelodi Sundowns clinched the inaugural CAF Women’s Champion League in 2021. Bosija, who was registered for the competition by Sundowns, walked away with a medal.

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