MATCH CENTRE

SUN 18 MAY 2014, 19:00

3
VS
1

Confed champions welcome the Butchers

by Bertin Basson

Thu May 15, 15:50

The reigning CAF Confederation Cup champions CS Sfaxien welcome rookies Al-Ahly Benghazi to the Stade Taieb Mhiri in their opening CAF Champions League Group B encounter this Sunday. Kick-off at 18h00 CAT.

'Juventus al Arab' enjoyed massive success last year, winning both the league and the CAF Confederations Cup.

Sfaxien will now be eager to lift the continent’s most prestigious club trophy, but will first have to escape a tough group that includes Tunisian rivals Esperance and fellow North Africans Benghazi and ES Setif.

The Tunisians still have the core of the squad that lifted the Confed Cup last term and head coach Hamadi Daw will be hoping that big game player Ben Youssef will continue his good goal scoring form.

Benghazi might be the rookies in the group, but the Libyan outfit knocked reigning champions and African powerhouse Al Ahly out of this year’s event.

Led by Zimbabwean striker Edward Sadomba, the Butchers surely are a force to be reckoned with.

Sfaxien lost in the final of the 2006 edition, 2-1 on aggregate to Al Ahly.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CS SFAXIEN AL AHLY BENGHAZI
1
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
28
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
24
Defender
6
Defender
5
Defender
26
Defender
25
25
Defender
3
Defender
3
13
Defender
5
4
Defender
8
Defender
2
Defender
21
26
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
30
18
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
29
Forward/Striker
29
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
23
Forward/Striker
28
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
27
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
8
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