Group D takes centre stage in final round of CAFCC group stages

Group D takes centre stage in final round of CAFCC group stages
Souleymane Coulibaly of ASEC Mimosas is congratulated for scoring a goal during the CAF Confederation Cup 2021/22 football match between ASEC Mimosas and Berkane held at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou, Benin on 20 February 2022 ©BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Apr 01, 2022. 14:00

The CAF Confederation Cup group stages draw to a close on Sunday with Group D still very much undecided as all four teams remain in the hunt for a place in the quarter-finals.

There is just a four-point difference between first and fourth in the group, with ASEC Mimosas looking to maintain top spot when they take on RS Berkane at the Stade Municipal de Berkane.

The Oranges Boys trail the Mimosas by two points and could win the group if they emerge victorious in Morocco.

Meanwhile, Simba are tied with RS Berkane on seven points and will attempt to eliminate USGN in their clash at the National Stadium in Tanzania. The champions of Niger have no chance of winning the group, but could advance in second place if ASEC Mimosas beat RS Berkane.

Group A has already been decided after Al-Ahli Tripoli defeated Pyramids on matchday 5, although top spot is still up for grabs. Al-Ahli lead the group on 12 points ahead of their encounter with CS Sfaxien at the Stade Olympique de Rades, while Pyramids go into their game against Zanaco at the 30 June Air Defence Stadium just two points behind the Libyan outfit.

Orlando Pirates booked their passage to the quarter-finals on matchday 5 with victory over JS Saoura, but they haven’t won Group B yet and are just two points ahead of Al-Ittihad going into their tie at the Orlando Stadium. JS Saoura are third in the group on seven points and they have a chance to finish second with victory over Royal Leopards at the Mbombela Stadium, although they have to rely on the Buccaneers beating Al Ameed.

Group C has also been wrapped up, although Al Masry and TP Mazembe will be vying for first place. The Green Eagles lead the way on 10 points and only defeat to the Ravens (8) at the Stade du TP Mazembe will see them miss out on finishing in pole position. The match between Coton Sport and AS Otoho at the Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia is a dead rubber, with both teams out of the running after matchday 5.

CAF Confederation Cup matchday 6 fixtures:

All times CAT

Sunday, April 3

15h00: TP Mazembe v Al Masry

15h00: Coton Sport v AS Otoho

18h00: Orlando Pirates v Al-Ittihad

18h00: Royal Leopards v JS Saoura

21h00: RS Berkane v ASEC Mimosas

21h00: Simba v USGN

22h00: Pyramids v Zanaco

22h00: CS Sfaxien v Al-Ahli Tripoli

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