Nkana Learn CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage Opponents
Nkana FC will face Raja Casablanca of Morocco, Pyramids of Egypt and aggregate winner of the delayed match between Tanzania’s Namungo and Primeiro de Agosto of Angola in Group D of CAF Confederation Cup following Monday’s draw in Cairo.
The Zambian Super League giants will be hoping to clinch their first African Confederation Cup trophy as they participate in this year’s group stage campaign for the first time since 1998.
After facing the likes of Bantu FC, Petro Athletico in African Champions League and CS Casabalanca in the Confederation Cup playoff they will now target a spot beyond the semi-finals, a stage they reached two decades ago.
Coach Kelvin Kaindu’s troops eased past TAS Casablanca 3-2 on aggregate and they will now begin their group stages campaign away against Pyramids of Egypt on 10 March.
Kaindu is aware that the real test awaits them in the group stage where they were in Pot 3 alongside South African giants Orlando Pirates, Salitas FC of Burkina Faso and Cameroon outfit Coton Sport du Garoua.
In the draw, defending champions RS Berkane will face off against JS Kabylie, Cotton Sport and other Zambian representatives Napsa Stars FC in Group B of the competiton.
In Group A, South African giants Orlando Pirates have been grouped with two former African champions in the CAF Confederations Cup Enyimba International of Nigeria and Tunisia’s ES Setif with Libyan giants Al Ahly Benghazi being the forth team.
In addition, the Confederation of African Football Federation (Caf) is set to announce the matches and venues in due course.
Confederation Cup groups in full:
Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
ES Setif (Algeria)
Ahli Benghazi (Libya)
RS Berkane (Morocco)
JS Kabyile (Algeria)
Coton Sport (Cameroon)
Napsa Stars (Zambia)
Etoile du Sahal / Young Buffaloes
ACF Jaraaf (Senegal)
SC Sfaxien (Tunisia)
Salitas (Burkina Faso)
Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
Pyramids FC (Egypt)
Namungo / Primiero d’gosto