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An all Moroccan clash as FUS Rabat and ASFAR drawn in Orange Confederation Cup
The draw for the round of 16 for the Orange CAF Confederation Cup has been conducted in Cairo at CAF HQ and some mouth-watering clashes were produced including an all Moroccan clash pitting FUS against ASFAR.
CAF Secretary General , Hicham El Amrani conducted the draw with the representatives from some of the clubs in the competition. The eight clubs sides who dropped from Orange CAF Champions League , St George, CA Bizerte, TP Mazembe, Enugu Rangers, – JSM Béjaïa, FUS Rabat, Stade Malien and Entente Sétif join the race to replace AC Leopards of Congo , the reigning CAF Confederation Cup champions with the first leg matches taking place the weekend of 17, 18 and 19th May 2013 and the second legs to be played weekend of May 31st , 1st and 2nd June 2013.
Egyptian club side ,ENPPI will play against St George of Ethiopia and ENPPI representative at the draw Hicham El Azzab said it was a fair draw and he expects a tough encounter against a side who stretched fellow Egyptian side, Zamalek in the last two games in the Champions league. “ We know about St George, they are a strong side and held Zamalek at home and only lost on goals away rule, so it will be a difficult match but we want to succeed in this competition so we will fight hard to progress through”
Meanwhile Jose Miguel Numes Jnr from the Embassy of Mozambique who helped with the draw picked the two remaining sides from Southern Africa, namely Liga Maculmana of Mozambique and TP Mazembe of DR Congo to play each other. “It is an interesting clash and l hope Liga will prevail” said Jose Miguel Numes Jnr
The rest of the draw is as following:
Stade Malien (Mali) vs Lydia (Burundi)
Enugu Rangers ( Nigeria) vs C.S.S (Tunisia)
FUS Rabat ( Morocco) vs ASFAR (Morocco)
CAB (Tunisia) vs Ismaily ( Egypt)
E.S Setif ( Algeria) vs US Bitam (Gabon)
JSM Bejaia ( Algeria) vs E.S.S (Tunisia)
TP Mazembe ( DR Congo) vs Liga Maculmana (Mozambique)
St George (Ethiopia) vs ENPPI ( Egypt)
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