The stage is set for the 2017/18 Algerian Cup final as JS Kabylie take on USM Bel Abbes at the Stade du 5 Juillet on Tuesday the 1st of May, with kick-off at 4pm.
JS Kabylie have won the DZ Cup five times, whereas USM Bel Abbes have won it just once. The one time they won it was actually against JS Kabylie, in the 1991 final. Essaid Belkalem will captain the Amazigh outfit in what will be a sold out national stadium.
Both sides currently sit in mid-table in the Algerian league, and both look to be safe from relegation after a rocky season domestically. The winner of the Cup will win a place in the CAF Confederation Cup next year, which is the African version of the Europa League.
USMBA have won every Cup final they have been in, whilst JSK have been in ten finals and lost five of them. As ever, the Algerian army will play an exhibition match on the morning of the game.
JS Kabylie knocked out MC Alger on penalties to reach the final, whereas USM Bel Abbes defeated fifth division CR Zaouia with a late 94th winner. You can follow the game live on our Twitter page; @DZFootball_en.
Categories: Algerian League