–Nigerian team face FC MK of DR Congo
Clubs from the sub-Sahara are looking to dig their feet into the ground as the final legs of second round matches of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions take place this weekend.
They have the bigger say in the second –tier Confederation Cup, in which Nigeria’s Warri Wolves FC is one of six sub-Saharan sides aiming to reach the third round.
Wolves edged FC Etancheite from the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in Warri and will look to replicate their away win over Racing Club Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso in the preliminary round. But Etancheite, who rushed five goals past Ahly Shandy of Sudan after losing the first leg by similar scoreline in round one, will be confident of overturning the deficit.
Wolves arrived in Central Africa on Wednesday, with a 26-man delegation that composed of 18 players and eight officials.
Orlando Pirates of South Africa scored two late goals to draw 2-2 against CF Mounana in Gabon two weeks ago and will go all out against their visitors in Soweto.
Tanzanian champions Young Africans must fire from all cylinders to achieve the miracle of overcoming Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in Sousse after both teams drew 1-1 in Dar es Salaam, and Royal Leopards, a team of police constables from Swaziland, could succeed in ‘parking the bus’ to protect a 1-0 home lead over AS Vita of DR Congo in Kinshasa.
ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana’s Hearts of Oak have 2-1 advantage from away legs over Onze Createurs and Djoliba, both of Mali, and will expect to progress with minimal sweat.
The two all-North African clashes – Zamalek Vs FUS Rabat and ASO Chlef against Club Africain – could go either way as scores remain even going into the second legs.