North African derbies headline Confederation Cup last eight ties

North African derbies headline Confederation Cup last eight ties
Ben Ngita of TP Mazembe challenged by Onismor Bhasera of Supersport United during the Caf Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and TP Mazembe at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 20 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Jul 10, 2017. 14:00

The quarterfinal ties for the CAF Confederation Cup have been confirmed following this weekend’s completion of the group phase of the competition.

The all-Southern African tie between SuperSport United and Zesco United promises to be a thriller, with the former proving their worth by qualifying from a group which included TP Mazembe and Guinea’s powerful Horoya, while the latter finished top of Group C.

And that pool’s second qualifiers, Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo, certainly benefitted from the disqualification of Sudan’s Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid, gifting them a tie against reigning Confed Cup champions Mazembe.

The other two quarterfinals are North African derbies: the Tunisian pair of CS Sfaxien and Club Africain topped their groups to earn ties against Morocco’s FUS Rabat and Algeria’s MCA respectively.

The quarterfinals will be played over two legs, with the matches set for the weekends of September 8-10 and 15-17.

CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal ties
Teams named first are the hosts for the first legs

MC Alger v Club Africain
SuperSport United v ZESCO United
FUS Rabat v CS Sfaxien
Recreativo do Libolo v TP Mazembe

1st legs - 8-10 September
2nd legs - 15-17 September

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