Enyimba To Face MFM Conquerors In Caf Confed. Cup

Elias Hubbard
April 21, 2018

The procedure for the draw of the group phase of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018 has been finalized following the approval of the CAF Interclubs Committee. "I think they are all tough opponents for a team like Rayon Sports, which will be playing in CAF group stages for the first time", Ndayishimiye said.

When the Caf Confederation Cup group stage draw kicks off on Saturday, there will be as much excitement as nervousness for eights teams whose names grace the glorious pots for the first time ever.

And for the Total CAF Confederation Cup, the points system was decided as follows: victor - 5, runner-up-4, semi-final - 3, quarterfinal - 2, third in group - 1 and fourth in group - 0.5, multiplied by a co-efficient of 5,4,3,2,1 for the editions 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

USMA were paired with three east African clubs in Group D - newcomers Rayon Sport from Rwanda, the regional giants Gor Mahia of Kenya and Young Africans of Tanzania.

Group B has RS Berskane (Morocco), Al Masry (Egypt), UD Songo (Mozambique) and El Hilal (Sudan) with two-time African champions, Enyimba (Nigeria), debutants Williamsville (Cote d'Ivoire), CARA (Congo) and Djoliba (Mali) housed in Group C.

The last four rounds of group games are set for July and August after which the top two teams in each group advance to the quarter-finals in September.

The team drawn first will go directly to group A. Using Group A as an example, a team could be positioned A1, A2, A3 or A4 based on the outcome of the follow-up draw.

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