cafcc preview: big names feel the heat

14:00    24 Feb 2019

Zamalek SC player Hamdi Nagguez (L) in action
Several of the so called big names on the African continent will be desperate to get their Caf Confederations Cup campaign up and running on matchday three of Africa's second-tier club cup competition.

The day kicks off in East and Southern Africa where Kenyan champions Gor Mahia welcome NA Hussein Dey in Nairobi and Nkana play host to Ghana's Asante Kotoko in Kitwe.

Focus will then shift over to North Africa - apart from ZESCO United's home clash against Al-Hilal Omdurman in Ndola - the other five matches will all take place on the edge of the Mediterranean.

Defending CAFCC champions, Raja Casablanca, have yet to get going in this year's tournament after two successive draws. The Green Eagles, who are now under the tutelage of Patrice Carteron, will play host to fellow Moroccan club RS Berkane in Rabat.

Elsewhere, record three-time champions CS Sfaxien will be expected to beat Burkina Faso's Salitas while their Group B rivals and fellow Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel - two time CAFCC champions themselves - will play host to Enugu Rangers in what is a crunch clash for both teams.

The Flying Antelopes head to Sousse top of the table following a 1-1 draw in Sfax last time out, but in Etoile they will be welcomed by a desperate side eager to get their campaign up and running.

Elsewhere, five-time CAF Champions League winners Zamalek will be under pressure to beat Petro de Launda in Alexandria. The White Knights currently sit at the foot of Group D following two disappointing results.

All Fixtures:

Gor Maria vs NA Hussein Dey
Nkana vs Asante Kotoko
Raja Casablanca vs RS Berkane
CS Sfaxien vs Salitas
ZESCO United vs Al-Hilal Omdurman
Etoile du Sahel vs Enugu Rangers
Hassania Agadir vs Otoho d'Oyo
Zamalek vs Petro de Luanda
 

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