CSKA claim Bulgarian Super Cup

League champions PFC CSKA Sofia have won the Bulgarian Super Cup for the third time after a 1-0 win over cup holders PFC Litex Lovech.

CSKA's fans could celebrate a third Super Cup success
CSKA's fans could celebrate a third Super Cup success ©Getty Images

League champions PFC CSKA Sofia have won the Bulgarian Super Cup for the third time after a 1-0 win over cup holders PFC Litex Lovech.

Triumphant return
Having lifted the trophy in 1989 and 2006, CSKA claimed their latest success under newly-appointed coach Dimitar Penev, who was in charge for the first of the club's triumphs in the competition. CSKA were on top for most of the game and could have taken the lead after half an hour when Brazilian striker Nei hit the post. However, his side did open the scoring midway through the second half, as Kiril Kotev headed in Shaloze Udoji's corner. Penev's team then saw out the rest of the game to run out deserved winners. "Once again, we showed that CSKA Sofia is a great club," the coach said. "This win is a psychological boost for the squad."