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CAF CL: AS Togo Port Arrive in Conakry Ahead of Horoya clash

Togolese side AS Togo Port arrived in Conakry on Tuesday evening ahead of Friday’s CAF Champions League Group C tie against Guinea Champions Horoya AC at the Stade du 28 Septembre.

The Dockers are staying at a high end hotel in the outskirts of Conakry and are expected to have their first training session at an undisclosed location before having a feel of the match venue on Thursday evening.

Togo Port decided to arrive early in order to get used to the hot and humid conditions in an encounter that Salli Ahmed Salim’s men must get a win to give themselves a good chance of booking themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.

Conditions in the nation’s capital are expected to be challenging and inhospitable, with visiting sides getting very little respite from both home fans as well as the hosts.

Although the Dockers are at the bottom of Group C with three points from four matches, the players are expected to be keen to take to the field and fight for a win as they did in their last match against Mamelodi Sundowns in July.

Horoya come into the contest in some good form having been away winners in their first game at AS-Port Togo in Lome.

In addition, they top the standings in the Guinea top flight league and beat Satellite 5-0 in their previous match.

Horoya will be counting on their veterans led by Aboubacar Camara and Daouda Camara, who terrorised Togo Port at their backyard in the matchday one encounter.

If the Dockers were to get a bad result, they will be behind the black ball when the last group matches of the competition will be played on last weekend of this month.

The CAF Champions League winner will pocket US$2.5 million, first runner-up $1.25m, while the semi-finalists will bag $875,000 and quarter-finalists $650,000. Clubs which will finish third and fourth, will each get $550,000.

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