Kaizer Chiefs‚ Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns handed tough Caf draws

Chiefs have been drawn against Zambia side Zesco in the play-off round for the Confederation Cup in what will be a tough encounter that sees them host the second leg.

Zesco play at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola and have won the Zambian championship for the last two years‚ also making the semifinals of the Champions League in 2016 when Sundowns ousted them on the way to the title.

They also made the pool stages of the elite competition last year and were Confederation Cup quarterfinalists in 2017‚ showing their pedigree on the continent.

The first legs will be played on the January 11-13 and the return legs will be staged the following week‚ with the winners of these toes advancing to the pool stages along with already qualified Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia.

Caf Champions League draw:

Group A

Lobi Stars (Nigeria)

Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

Asec Mimosas (Ivory Coast)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Group B

FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)

Horoya AC (Guinea)

Esperance (Tunisia)

Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

Group C

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Club Africain (Tunisia)

CS Constantine (Algeria)

Ismaily (Egypt)

Group D

Al Ahly (Egypt)

Simba SC (Tanzania)

JS Saoura (Algeria)

AS Vita Club (DR Congo)  

Caf Confederation Cup play-off draw:

Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs New Stars of Douala (Cameroon)  

Al Ahli Benghazi (Libya) vs NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)

Al Hilal (Sudan) vs Mukura Victory Sports (Rwanda)

Nkana FC (Zambia) vs FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast)

Coton Sport (Cameroon) vs Asante Kotoko (Ghana)

Zesco United (Zambia) vs Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)

Stade Malien (Mali) vs Petro Atletico (Angola)

Raja Casablanca (Morocco) vs African Stars (Namibia)

RS Berkane (Morocco) vs ASC Diaraf (Senegal)

CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) vs Vipers FC (Uganda)

Zamalek (Egypt) vs IR Tanger (Morocco)

KCCA (Uganda) vs AS Otoho D’Oyo (Congo)

Bantu FC (Lesotho) vs Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)

Al Nasr (Libya) vs Salitas FC (Burkina Faso)

Jimaa Aba Jifar (Ethiopia) vs Hassania Agadir (Morocco)

*Etoile du Sahel qualify automatically for the group stages

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