Tunisia’s Club Africain will need to be on their best behaviour this weekend when they travel to Swaziland for their Confederation Cup third round tie.
Last year’s beaten finalists face Royal Leopard, a team made up of serving police officers.
will view the competition as a welcome distraction from their relegation battle in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League.
Leopards, though, are minus key staff on the trip to
With inoculations needed, coach Vladislav Heric opted to stay behind, as he has a phobia about injections. His assistant, Abel Makhubela, is attending a course in Germany.
African Confederation Cup 3rd round, 1st leg fixtures
Asec Mimosas (CIV)
CO Meknes (MAR)
Warri Wolves (NGR)
Black Leopards (RSA)
Royal Leopard (SWZ)
Club Africain (TUN)
Al Ahly Shandy (SUD)
AC Leopards (CGO)
CO Bamako (MLI)
Wydad Casablanca (MAR)
Real Bamako (MLI)
Al Amal Otbara (SUD)
Instead, technical director Sunday Chidzambwa will take charge for the first leg.
A third team with leopard in their name also make the trip to Nigeria.
of Congo Brazzaville face
will seek to put aside domestic disappointment as they continue their quest for continental glory in the Confederation Cup.
put on hold a first league title in two years.
Champions Cup finalists 40 years ago, Simba’s focus turns to debutants
Al Ahly Shandy
of Sudan in Africa’s second-tier tournament.
Elsewhere, last year’s Champions League runners-up,
AS Real de Bamako
Morocco’s other representative at this stage,
go up against former African champions,
with the first leg in Abidjan.
became the first team from Angola to reach the semi-finals of this competition. They are home to Sudan side
– semi-finalists in their previous campaign three years ago – face another team from Mali,
Winners from the third round will face the Champions League third round losers for a place in the group stage.R Soft Web Hosting