Mazembe, Berkane eye Confed Cup semis spots

Mazembe, Berkane eye Confed Cup semis spots
Renaissance Sportive de Berkane players celebrate

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Apr 23, 2022. 13:00

Former winners TP Mazembe and RS Berkane will be targeting CAF Confederation Cup semifinal spots when they take part in the quarterfinal second-leg matches.

Mazembe, who have won two Confederation Cups, are scheduled to square off with Egyptian side Pyramids FC at the Stade TP Mazembe in DR Congo on Sunday afternoon.

The two teams drew 0-0 in the first-leg encounter in Egypt with both teams creating goalscoring opportunities that they couldn’t convert on April 17.

While Berkane, who won this tournament in 2020 after finishing second in 2019, will square off with Al Masry of Egypt at the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morocco on Monday at midnight.

The Moroccan side suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to Al Masry in the first-leg match in Egypt with Haythem Ayouni grabbing a late winning goal for the hosts on April 17.

Meanwhile, 2015 finalists Orlando Pirates will be keen to overcome a narrow deficit when they host Tanzanian champions Simba SC at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday evening.

Shomari Kampobe’s second-half goal from the penalty spot earned Simba a 1-0 win over the South African giants in Dar es Salaam on April 17.

Lastly, Al Ahli Tripoli will be the home side when they go head to head with their Libyan rivals Al Ittihad at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi on Sunday night.

The two most successful Libyan clubs played to a 0-0 draw in the first-leg match in Benghazi on April 17 and the North African country will be represented in this year’s semifinals.

The winner between Al Ahli and Al Ittihad on aggregate will meet either Pirates or Simba in the semifinals, while Mazembe or Pyramids will battle it out with Berkane or Al Masry.

CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal, second-leg fixtures

Kick-off times in CAT

Sunday, April 24

15h00 – TP Mazembe v Pyramids FC

18h00 – Orlando Pirates v Simba SC

22h00 – Al Ahli Tripoli – Al Itihad

Monday, April 25

00h00 – RS Berkane v Al Masry

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