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Rivers United in action as part of Confederation Cup Super Sunday

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The return of CAF Inter-Club competitions officially resumes this week, as clubs from across the continent kick off their quest for continental glory.

With the  CAF Champions League resuming this Friday, a jam-packed Sunday is on the cards for eight mouth-watering encounters in the  CAF Confederation Cup.

With the official draw pitting the 16-teams into their respective groups of four, it is now down to the two-legged group matches to determine who will advance to the knockout stages of the competition.

Kicking off the action on Sunday afternoon will be Modern Future, who welcome South African outfit, SuperSport United to Egypt. United are led by former Kaizer Chiefs coach, Gavin Hunt who guided them to the CAF Champions League final in 2021.

A fixture running concurrently on Sunday afternoon will be in Tunis when Club Africain plays host to Ghana’s Dream FC.

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Later in the evening, Egyptian giants Zamalek, who lifted the CAF Confederation Cup title in 2019, welcome Libyan side Abu Salem in another fixture taking place in Egypt on Sunday.

In Nigeria, Rivers United who are the only club left to fly the Nigerian flag in this season’s CAF Inter-Club competition plays host to Academica do Lobito of Angola in a late afternoon fixture, as they face a side that is looking at making a name for itself on the continent.

Another late afternoon tie takes place in Congo as Diables Noirs faces Stade Malien of Mali.

Concluding the Super Sunday fixtures will be two contests taking place in the northern part of the continent.

In Algeria, USM Alger welcomes Al Hilal Benghazi of Libya – side that has shown tremendous improvement in continental football over the last few seasons.

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A north versus south tie will then sum up the fixtures in Morocco, as former champions RS Berkane welcome South African debutants, Sekhukhune United.

 

CAF Confederation Cup Fixtures | Sunday, 26 November:

13h00 GMT | Modern Future vs SuperSport United

13h00 GMT | Club Africain vs Dreams FC

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16h00 GMT | Zamalek FC vs Abu Salem

16h00 GMT | Segrada Esperanca vs CO Coyah

16h00 GMT | Rivers United vs Academica do Lobito

16h00 GMT | Diables Noirs vs Stade Malien

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19h00 GMT | USM Alger vs Al Hilal Benghazi

19h00 GMT | RS Berkane vs Sekhukhune United

 

 CAF Confederation Cup Groups: 

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GROUP A: Al Hilal Benghazi, Modern Future, SuperSport United, USM Alger

GROUP B: Abu Salem, CO Coyah, Segrada Esperanca, Zamalek

GROUP C: Academica do Lobito, Club Africain, Dreams FC, Rivers United

GROUP D: Diables Noirs, RS Berkane, Sekhukhune United, Stade Malien

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.