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Friday Apr 07, 2017. 11:00
AfricanFootball looks ahead to the weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup action, which will see 15 playoff round, first leg ties played across the continent.
The action gets underway with five matches on Saturday afternoon, starting with Madagascar’s CNaPS Sport hosting Angolan side Recreativo do Libolo in Antananarivo and concluding with CF Mounana of Gabon welcoming Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas to Libreville.
On the day day, Uganda’s KCCA and South African side Bidvest Wits will both host Egyptian sides, as they tackle Al Masry and Smouha SC respectively.
Sunday is a busy day in the Confed Cup, with no less than 10 matches played from early afternoon through to late evening. The pick of the matches sees defending champions TP Mazembe of the DR Congo host Algeria’s tough-to-beat JS Kabylie in Lubumbashi for what is sure to be a fiercely contested encounter.
Other highlights include South African sides Platinum Stars and SuperSport United taking trips to West Africa to face AS Tanda of the Ivory Coast and Liberia’s Barrack Young Controllers respectively, while the late game is a Moroccan derby between FUS Rabat and Maghreb Fez.
The second leg matches for the 15 ties will be played next weekend. The Rivers United v Rayon Sports tie will be played a week out of sequence, with the first leg on April 15 followed by the return game on April 22.
CAF Confederation Cup playoff, first leg fixtures
Saturday 8 April
CNaPS Sport v Recreativo do Libolo
Bidvest Wits v Smouha SC
Young Africans v MC Alger
KCCA v Al Masry
CF Mounana v ASEC Mimosas
Sunday 9 April
AS Tanda v Platinum Stars
AS Port Louis 2000 v Club Africain
Rail Club de Kadiogo v CS Sfaxien
AC Leopards v Mbabane Swallows
TP Mazembe v JS Kabylie
Gambia Ports Authority v Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid
Enugu Rangers v Zesco United
Horoya AC v IR Tanger
Barrack Young Controllers v SuperSport United
FUS Rabat v Maghreb Fez