WINDHOEK, FEB 21 – The race for the knockout stage of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup will heat up on Sunday 24 February with Matchday 3 fixtures, featuring a must-win home match for Egyptian giants Zamalek and a Moroccan derby between Raja Casablanca and RS Berkane.
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Zamalek, widely regarded as one of the traditional powerhouses of African football, have made a nightmare start in Group D of the Confed Cup, taking just one point from their opening two matches.
The White Knights suffered a shocking 4-2 defeat in Kenya against Gor Mahia on Matchday 1 and followed it up last midweek with a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey, leaving manager Christian Gross under massive pressure to get a victory at home to Angola’s Petro Atletico and revive their quarterfinal hopes.
The other Group D match sees surprise leaders Hussein Dey looking to stretch their advantage at the top of the log with a win in Nairobi, though Gor Mahia have already demonstrated that they will be no pushovers on home soil.
Another feature match to keep an eye out for is a Moroccan derby between competition title holders Raja Casablanca and RS Berkane at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.
Berkane defeated another Moroccan side, Hassania Agadir, in Matchday 2 to place themselves clear at the top of Group A, but facing Raja – the mighty Green Eagles – away from home will be no easy test. The pool’s other match sees Agadir welcome Congo’s AS Otoho as they look to rise off the foot of the table.
Group B sees Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers and Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien tied at the top of the log on four points each. Rangers, known as the Flying Antelopes, face a tough trip to Sousse to face another Tunisian side, Etoile du Sahel, while Sfaxien will back themselves to pick up all three points at home to Burkina Faso’s Salitas.
Group C is the most wide open of all, with the four teams all tied on three points apiece. Both of its matches will be played in Zambia, with Nkana hosting Ghanaian heavyweights Asante Kotoko in Kitwe in the afternoon, before Zesco United take on Sudan’s Al Hilal at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola in an early evening kick-off.
CAF Confederation Cup fixtures
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Sunday 24 February
15:00: Gor Mahia v NA Hussein Dey – LIVE on SS4 & SelGo4
15:00: Nkana FC v Asante Kotoko – LIVE on SS9 & SelGo1
18:00: Zesco United v Al Hilal – LIVE on SS9 & SelGo1
21:00: Etoile du Sahel v Enugu Rangers – LIVE on SS9 & SelGo1
21:00: Zamalek v Petro Atletico – LIVE on Max360