Previewing Tuesday’s CAF Confederation Cup matches

Previewing Tuesday’s CAF Confederation Cup matches
Ngonda Muzinga of AS Vita challenged by Yannick Zakri of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2017 CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AS Vita at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville South Africa on 09 July 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018. 10:30

Tuesday, April 17, will see four teams book their place in the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

From a Nigerian perspective, Plateau United will take a 2-1 advantage into a very challenging away game in Algiers against USMA and look to set the tone for their compatriot sides Akwa United, Enyimba and MFM, who will all be in action on Wednesday.

The Congolese derby sees CS La Mancha welcome AS Vita to Pointe Noire, with the visitors from the DRC leading 1-0 from the first leg, while another game in Algeria sees CR Belouizdad looking to come back from 1-0 down when they host Ivory Coast heavyweights ASEC Mimosas.

The day’s action will wrap up with Egypt’s Al Masry hosting Gabonese hopefuls CF Mounana in Port Said. The teams drew 1-1 in their first leg in Libreville 11 days ago.

The four aggregate winners will advance into the group stage, with the draw set for April 21 in Cairo, Egypt.

CAF Confederation Cup fixtures, Tuesday April 17

Playoff round, return-leg matches; aggregate scores in parenthesis. All times CAT.

CS La Mancha v AS Vita (0-1) – 16h30

CR Belouizdad v ASEC Mimosas (0-1) – 18h00

USM Alger v Plateau United (1-2) – 19h00

Al Masry v CF Mounana (1-1) – 19h30

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