AfricanFootball previews the weekend’s Confederation Cup action

AfricanFootball previews the weekend’s Confederation Cup  action
Timothy Awany of Kampala City challenges Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns during the CAF Champions Legue match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kampala City on the 10 March 2017 at Lucas Moripe Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday May 11, 2017. 20:00

AfricanFootball looks ahead to the weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup group stage action, which will see eight matches played across the continent.

Matchday 1 gets underway with a lone game on Friday night which sees South Africa’s SuperSport United host Guinean contenders Horoya in Tshwane for the Group D opener.

Groups A, B and C all have one game on Saturday: Morocco’s FUS Rabat host Uganda’s KCCA to wrap up the day’s action late in the evening, Swaziland’s plucky Mbabane Swallows will face three-time champions CS Sfaxien of Tunisia, while the afternoon match is an intriguing clash between Zambia’s Zesco United and ambitious Egyptian side Smouha.

All four groups are represented on a busy Sunday of four matches. We start in Lubumbashi with defending champions TP Mazembe, who will fancy their chances of overcoming Gabonese side CF Mounana in Group D.

Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo will host Sudan’s Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid in Group C, while Group B’s second clash sees South Africa’s Platinum Stars host North Africans MC Alger in Rustenburg.

The weekend’s action wraps up with a potential thriller between Tunisian giants Club African and Nigeria’s Rivers United in Rades.

CAF Confederation Cup fixtures
Group stage, Matchday 1, all times CAT

Friday 12 May
Group D - SuperSport United v Horoya, 19h00

Saturday 13 May
Group C - Zesco United v Smouha, 15h30
Group B - CS Sfaxien v Mbabane Swallows, 21h00
Group A - FUS Rabat v KCCA, 23h00

Sunday 14 May
Group D - TP Mazembe v CF Mounana, 14h30
Group C - Recreativo do Libolo v Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid, 16h00
Group B - Platinum Stars v MC Alger, 17h00
Group A - Club Africain v Rivers United, 19h00

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