CAF Confed: Zesco to Face Smouha

Zambia’s Zesco United will face Egyptian side Smouha in the CAF Confederation Cup in a draw released on Wednesday. Smouha qualified for the group stages after beating Kenya’s Ulinzi Stars in the knock out stages. Defending champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo face trips to South Africa, Guinea and Gabon as they bid to defend their Confederation Cup title.

The five-time African champions have been draw in a pool with SuperSport United, Horoya and Mounana in the expanded group stage.

Three-time winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia will face South Africa's Platinum Stars, debutants Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland and Mouloudia Alger from Algeria.

Moroccan side FUS Rabat, who won the tournament in 2010, face two sides making the debuts in the group stages in Rivers United of Nigeria and Uganda's KCCA.

The group is completed by Tunisia's Club Africain, who were crowned continental champions in 1991 and runners-up in this competition 20 years later.

First group matches due to be played on the weekend of 12-14 May.

The top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals with the final set to be played over two legs in November.

GROUP A

FUS Rabat (Morocco)

Club Africain (Tunisia)

Rivers Utd (Nigeria)

KCCA (Uganda)

GROUP B

CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)

Platinum Stars (South Africa)

Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)

Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)

GROUP C

Zesco Utd (Zambia)

Recreativo Libolo (Angola),

Al Hilal Obeid (Sudan)

Smouha (Egypt)

GROUP D

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

SuperSport Utd (South Africa)

Horoya (Guinea)

CF Mounana (Gabon)

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