epa05478291 Etoile Sportive du Sahel player Mohamed Msakni (C) and Kawkab Marrakech player Redallah El Ghazoufi (L) fight for the ball during the CAF Confederation Cup soccer match between Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia and Kawkab Marrakech of Morocco at the Olympique Stadium in Sousse, Tunisia, 12 August 2016. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
Monday Aug 22, 2016. 09:30
Morocco’s Kawkab Marrakech will host Libyan side Al Ahli Tripoli in a dead rubber CAF Confederation Cup clash in Marrakech on Wednesday, kick-off at 20h30 CAT.
The match offers both sides the chance to end their campaign on a high note after being eliminated from semifinal contention, with FUS Rabat and Etoile du Sahel set to occupy the top two places.
Kawkab come into the clash having suffered a 3-1 loss away to Etoile du Sahel earlier in the month – their third successive defeat by that score line.
Al Ahli, meanwhile, drew 1-1 at ‘home’ (in Tunisia due to continuing instability in Libya) with FUS Rabat – a result which saw them pick up their first point after suffering four successive losses in the group.
The teams’ first meeting took place in late June in Tunis and saw Kawkab claim a 2-1 win over Al Ahli, with Mohammed El Fakih and Luiz Jeferson netting the goals for the Moroccans.
Egyptian referee Mahmoud Ashor will take charge of the clash in Marrakech.