derbies take centre stage in confederation cup

07:30    10 Mar 2019

Abderrahim Achchakir of Raja Casablanca
Sunday 10 March 2019 features eight Matchday 5 clashes in the Confederation Cup, and derbies are very much a running theme.

An all-Moroccan battle between Raja Casablanca and Hassania Agadir could be key in deciding who joins likely Group A winners RS Berkane (who should seal a quarterfinal berth by beating Congo’s AS Otoho at home).

In Group B, Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien will have a Tunisian derby in which top spot is up for grabs, while West African sides Salitas (Burkina Faso) and Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) will have a regional clash in Ouagadougou.

Group C is headlined by a Zambian derby between Nkana and Zesco United in Kitwe, while Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko will fancy their chances of leapfrogging to the top of the standings with a home win over current leaders Al Hilal in Kumasi.

Finally, Group D sees Zamalek with the chance to avenge their shock defeat in Kenya on Matchday 1 when they host Gor Mahia in Alexandria, while Angola’s Petro Atletico will be looking to revive their quarterfinal hopes with a win at home to league leaders NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.

CAF Confederation Cup fixtures, 10 March
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Sunday 10 March:

15:00: Nkana v Zesco United
15:00: Asante Kotoko v Al Hilal
15:00: Petro Atletico v NA Hussein Dey
18:00: Raja Casablanca v Hassania Agadir
18:00: CS Sfaxien v Etoile du Sahel
18:00: Salitas v Enugu Rangers
21:00: RS Berkane v AS Otoho
21:00: Zamalek v Gor Mahia

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