African Confederation Cup 2017 - GROUP STAGE - 1ST MATCHES - preview
African Confederation Cup 2017
12-14 May 2017
• FUS Rabat (Morocco)
• Club Africain (Tunisia)
• Rivers Utd (Nigeria)
• KCCA (Uganda)
FUS Rabat vs KCCA -:-
Club Africain vs Rivers Utd -:-
• CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
• Platinum Stars (South Africa)
• Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)
• Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
CS Sfaxien vs Mbabane Swallows -:-
Platinum Stars vs Mouloudia Alger -:-
• Zesco Utd (Zambia)
• Recreativo Libolo (Angola),
• Al Hilal Obeid (Sudan)
• Smouha (Egypt)
Zesco Utd vs Smouha -:-
Recreativo Libolo vs Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid -:-
• TP Mazembe (DR Congo, holders),
• SuperSport Utd (South Africa)
• Horoya (Guinea)
• CF Mounana (Gabon)
TP Mazembe vs vs Mounana -:-
SuperSport Utd vs Horoya -:-
The draw for the expanded group stage of Confederation Cup is completed in Cairo with three former winners included.
TP Mazembe of DR Congo face trips to South Africa, Guinea and Gabon as they bid to defend their Confederation Cup title.
The five-time African champions have been draw in a pool with SuperSport United, Horoya and Mounana in the expanded group stage.
Three-time winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia will face South Africa's Platinum Stars, debutants Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland and Mouloudia Alger from Algeria.
Moroccan side FUS Rabat, who won the tournament in 2010, face two sides making the debuts in the group stages in Rivers United of Nigeria and Uganda's KCCA.
The group is completed by Tunisia's Club Africain, who were crowned continental champions in 1991 and runners-up in this competition 20 years later.
Rivers United were the last team to qualify for the group stage with a 2:0 aggregate win over Rayon Sports after a goalless draw in Rwanda on Saturday.
The first leg of the tie was postponed due to the the commemorations for the genocide in Rwanda.
First group matches due to be played on the weekend of 12-14 May.
The top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals with the final set to be played over two legs in November.