Sunshine Stars and MAS qualify for Confed Cup semis
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Nigeria's Sunshine Stars and MAS of Morocco are through to the semi-finals of the African Confederation Cup following home victories in their last Group B matches.
Sunshine beat Algeria's JS Kabylie 1-0 in Ijebu to finish second in the group with 11 points.
MAS finished top of the group with 14 points following a 3-0 thumping of DR Congo's DC Motema Pembe in Fes.
Ajani Ibrahim send Sunshine through 11 minutes from the kickoff.
Kabylie finished bottom of the group with no point and only one goal from six outings.
A draw against Motema Pembe would have been enough for for MAS to qualify,but the Moroccans took home advantage to drabb three past the Congolese.
Hamza Abourazzouk opened the score for MAS after 10 minutes with his fifth goal of the tournament.
In the 69 minute Chemseddine Chtibi converted a penalty to add a second goal, and five minutes later Mohammed Ali Bamaamar completed the rout.
MAS and Sunshine join Angola's InterClub who had already qualified for the semis a week ago from Group A.
The last semi-final place will be decided on Sunday between another Nigerian side Kaduna United and and Club Africain of Tunisia.
Kaduna must triumph in their northern Nigeria city against the former African champions to finish Group A runners-up on the head-to-head rule.
Any other outcome will see Club Africain advance, either as pool winners or runners-up, depending on the outcome of the other group clash between InterClube and Ivory Coast's ASEC Mimosas who sit at the bottom.
The Tunisians defeated Asec 1-0 a week ago to maintain the second spot.
The semi-finals take place in October with the Confederation Cup final scheduled for 18-20 November and 02-04 December.