African Confederation Cup 2018 - draw held - play-offs - preview

CAF also held draws for the Confederation Cup play-offs.

23 Mar 2018
AFRICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018 - GROUP STAGE - 1ST MATCHES - DRAW

CAF Champions League groups are ready after draw in Cairo.

22 Mar 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - GHANA - CLUB - TRANSFER - Swansea City re-sign Andre Ayew

Swansea City re-sign Andre Ayew from West Ham.

2 Feb 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - GABON - CLUB - TRANSFER - Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal sign Borussia Dortmund striker for £56m.

1 Feb 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - TRANSFERS - Demba Ba leaves China as Africans move on deadline day

Demby Ba joins Turkish side Goztepe on loan.

1 Feb 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - SENEGAL - CLUB - TRANSFER - Stoke City sign Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray

Stoke City agree a deal to sign Senegal international Badou Ndiaye.

30 Jan 2018
STARS IN ASIA - CONGO DR - CLUB - Cedric Bakambu moves to china

Bakambu is the most expensive African footballer of all time.

23 Jan 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - KENYA - CLUB - Michael Olunga made history in La Liga

History for Kenya's Michael Olunga in Spain,

13 Jan 2018
Stars in Europe - Congo DR - Bakambu close to China move

Bakambu has scored 48 goals for Villarreal since 2015

4 Jan 2018

AFRICAN CONFEDERATION CUP 2017 - GROUP STAGE - 1ST MATCHES - results so far

AFRICAN CONFEDERATION CUP 2017
Group Stage
1st matches


Fixtures:


Group A:

Sat: FUS Rabat vs KCCA 2:0
Sun: Club Africain vs Rivers Utd -:-


Group B:

Sat: CS Sfaxien vs Mbabane Swallows 1:0
Sun: Platinum Stars vs Mouloudia Alger -:-


Group C:

Sat: Zesco Utd vs Smouha 1:0
Sun: Recreativo Libolo vs Al Hilal Obeid -:-


Group D:

Fri: SuperSport Utd vs Horoya 2:2
Sun: TP Mazembe vs CF Mounana -:- 

 

Zesco United are aiming to become the first Zambian winners of the Confederation Cup after they reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last year.

They are one of 16 teams in the group stage of the Confederation Cup that begins this weekend.

Zesco open their Group C campaign at home to Egypt's Smouha on Saturday.

"If we believe in each other we can lift the trophy," said striker John Ching'andu.

The 23-year-old scored twice as Zesco reached the expanded group phase by beating Enugu Rangers of Nigeria 3:0 at home.

United had also shown spirit in the first leg as they recovered from two goals behind to force a 2:2 draw.

Serbian coach Zlatko Krmpotic shares the optimism of Ching'andu.

"Smouha are a good team who I know from my days as assistant coach of TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo," he said.

"We beat them 2:0 away and 1:0 at home in the CAF Champions League, but they were no pushovers and deserve respect."

The Egyptians edged South African Premiership leaders Wits in a one-goal tie settled by a penalty.

Title-holders TP Mazembe tackle CF Mounana of Gabon in a clash between two Champions League drop-outs.

Former Confederation Cup winners FUS Rabat of Morocco host Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the first Ugandan club to qualify for the group stage of a continental competition.

KCCA came close to shocking title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the Champions League before being demoted to the Confederation Cup.

Mbabane Swallows, the first Swaziland club to make a CAF group stage, have a challenging start away to record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia Sfaxien.

The Tunisians scored seven unanswered goals in two previous home victories and Karim Aouadhi and Senegalese Mohamed Ndoye score consistently.

 

13 May 2017
(BBC Sport UK)

Related countries

Related articles