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CAF Confederation Cup: Coton Sport, Orlando Pirates Chase Quarter-final Berths

Today is match day 5 in the group stage of the 2020/2021 CAF Confederation Cup, with seven battles taking place across Africa.

With the knockout phase looming into view, today sees likes of Coton Sport and Orlando Pirates looking to advance into the last-eight of Africa’s second-tier club competition.

Coton Sport, who are currently top of Group B on nine points, will look to avenge their lone group stages defeat at the hands of JS Kabylie when the teams meet at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

JS Kabylie defeated Coton Sport  1-0 on March 10 but the Cameroonian heavyweights have since shown their potency of attack by thrashing Napsa Stars 5-1 in match day three.

Reigning Confederation Cup champions RS Berkane face an exceptionally tough test when they play away to Zambia’s Napsa Stars in a battle for second spot in Group B.

In Group A, Orlando Pirates could seal progression with two games to spare if they beat Algeria’s ES Sétif at Orlando Stadium.

The two sides were acquainted earlier in the competition, playing to a goalless draw in the opening round of the group stage, in a fixture played in Ghana.

Two wins and as many draws have placed Orlando Pirates at the summit, two points ahead of their nearest rivals Enyimba FC, whom they defeated in Soweto back in March.

Enyimba will be away to Libyan outfit Al Ahli Benghazi in the other Group A match at the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi.

In Group C, AS Jaraaf will chase unlikely berth in the quarterfinals when they face Etoile du Sahel at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Thies, Senegal.

Jaraaf came into the match placed on top of the table with seven points while Etoile are third with four points.

In Porto Norvo, Burkina Faso side Salitas FC will take on CS Sfaxien of Tunisia at the Stade Charles de Gaulle.

Elsewhere, Raja Casablanca, who have already secured their place in the knockout phase, will take on Namungo in a Group D game set to be played at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.

On the other hand, Zambia’s Nkana FC welcome a wounded  of Egypt who were compounded to two straight losses by Raja Casablanca.

Nkana lost to Pyramids 3-0 in their previous meeting played at Cairo’s Air Defence stadium on Mar 10.

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