Saturday Oct 26, 2019. 11:00
South African minnows TS Galaxy are hoping to reach the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup to give their players a greater chance of catching the eye of European scouts.
The second-tier side were shock winners in the South African FA Cup last season, which qualified them for continental competition, and they have already seen off opposition from Seychelles and Madagascar.
Next up is a tie with Nigerian side Enyimba, who will be heavy favourites to end the run of the South Africans, but Galaxy coach Dan Malesela remains positive.
“Reaching the group stages would be great because many of those matches are monitored by scouts from European clubs,” the former Mamelodi Sundowns defender said.
“Although we have not set any targets in the Confederation Cup, the longer the side stay in the competition the better for everyone.”
He says he has not looked at videos of Enyimba as they can provide false information.
“I actually prefer not to study footage of opponents as it can be a pointless exercise. You watch a team and they have a different line-up and style a week later,” he said.
The first leg of the tie will be in Aba on Sunday, with the return a week later in Mbombela.