AfricanFootball previews Matchday 3 in the CAF Confederation Cup

AfricanFootball previews Matchday 3 in the CAF Confederation Cup
Ambrose Kirya of SC Villa looks on as Sulaimon Akinyemi of KCCA FC kicks the ball

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Jun 02, 2017. 11:00

AfricanFootball looks ahead to Matchday 3 of the CAF Confederation Cup group stage, which will see eight matches played across the continent this weekend.

The action gets underway on Friday afternoon with Group B leaders MC Alger looking to defend their position when they face plucky hosts Mbabane Swallows in Lobamba.

A late evening game sees a North African derby between FUS Rabat and Club Africain in Morocco: should either team manage a victory, it will put them in charge of Group A, which currently has all four teams level on three points.

The second Group A clash between KCCA and Rivers United in Kampala kick starts Saturday’s action and is quickly followed by a must-win clash for Gabonese side CF Mounana, who must beat Guinea visitors Horoya at home to keep alive their hopes in Group D.

The late game on Saturday sees Egypt’s Smouha host Sudan’s Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid in Group C, another pool where all four teams are locked on three points apiece. The group’s other match takes place on Sunday afternoon in Ndola and sees Zesco United host Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo.

South African sides SuperSport United and Platinum Stars face tough trips on Sunday, with the former taking on reigning champions TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi in Group D, while the latter face three-time champs CS Sfaxien in Group B.

CAF Confederation Cup Matchday 3 fixtures
All times CAT

Friday 2 June
Group B - Mbabane Swallows v MC Alger - 15h00
Group A - FUS Rabat v Club Africain - 23h00

Saturday 3 June
Group A - KCCA v Rivers United - 15h00
Group D - CF Mounana v Horoya - 16h30
Group C - Smouha v Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid - 23h00

Sunday 4 June
Group D - TP Mazembe v SuperSport United - 15h00
Group C - Zesco United v Recreativo Libolo - 15h00
Group B - CS Sfaxien v Platinum Stars - 23h00

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