SA giants Chiefs to face Zambian champs Zesco in CCC

SA giants Chiefs to face Zambian champs Zesco in CCC
Leonardo Castro of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Mwape Musonda of Black Leopards during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 07 November 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Dec 29, 2018. 15:00

South African giants Kaizer Chiefs were drawn against Zambia’s Zesco United FC in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.

The winner of this two-legged clash will earn a spot at the Group Stages of the continental tournament.

The draw of the second 1/16th round of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018/19 took place on Friday, 28 December 2018 at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.

Kaizer Chiefs entered the draw at the backdrop of wins in the preliminary beating Zanzibar’s Zimamoto 5-1. In the first Round Amakhosi thumbed Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus 6-0.

The other possible opponents for Amakhosi placed in pot D were in pot A included El Hilal (SUD), Coton Sport FC (CMR), Gor Mahia (KEN), Stade Malien (MLI) Ahli Benghazi (LIB) and Nkana FC (ZAM).

Zesco dropped from the Champions league at hands of TP Mazembe with 2-1 aggregate score line.

The 1st Leg will be played during the weekend of 11/12/13 January 2019. The 2nd Leg will follow on the weekend of 18/19/20 January.

Gor Mahia (KEN) v New Star (CMR)
Al Ahly Benghazi (LBA) v NA Hussein Dey (ALG)
Al Hilal (SUD) v Mukura Victory (RWA)
Nkana (ZAM) v FC San Pedro (CIV)
Coton Sport (CMR) v Asante Kotoko (GHA)
Zesco Utd (ZAM) v Kaizer Chiefs (RSA)
Stade Malien (MLI) v Petro Atletico (ANG)
Raja Casablanca (MAR, holders) v African Stars (NAM)
Renaissance Berkane (MAR) v ASC Jaraaf (SEN)
CS Sfaxien (TUN) v Vipers SC (UGA)
Zamalek (EGY) v Ittihad Tanger (MAR)
Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA) v AS Otoho (CGO)
Bantu (LES) v Enugu Rangers (NGR)
Al Nasr (LBA) v Salitas (BUR)

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