Khaled Gourmi of MC Alger challenged by Ndumiso Ndaba of Mbabane Swallows
Thursday Jun 29, 2017. 11:30
MC Alger will play host to Platinum Stars in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group B match at the Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers in Algeria on Friday.
Kick-off is at 22h00 CAT.
The Dean defeated Mbabane Swallows 2-1 in their previous group match which was played at the Stade du 5 Juillet almost two weeks ago.
The win took the Algerian club to the top of Group B standings with eight points. They are a point ahead of second-placed Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien.
Hichem Nekkache, who grabbed a brace against Swallows in Alger's previous group match, will be hoping to continue his scoring form against Stars.
Meanwhile, Stars drew 1-1 with CS Sfaxien in their previous group match which was played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg nearly two weeks ago.
The draw left the South African club placed fourth on the Group B standings with two points. They are six points behind group leaders Alger.
Bongani Ntuli, who scored against Sfaxien in Dikwena's last group match, will be hoping to hit the back of the net again and help his side beat Alger.
Stars will be eliminated from this year's Confederation Cup if they lose to Alger.