Enyimba draw Djoliba, CARA in CAF Confederation Cup group phase

Enyimba draw Djoliba, CARA in CAF Confederation Cup group phase

Nigeria’s representative in club continental football competition this season, Enyimba Football Club, have been paired with their group opponents in the CAF Confederation Cup following the draws conducted on Saturday in Egypt.

The two-time CAF Champions League winners will play Williamsville (Cote d’Ivoire), CARA (Congo) and Djoliba of Mali in Group C.

The draw of the group phase of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018 was headlined by East African trio, Rayon Sport (Rwanda), Young Africans (Tanzania) and Gor Mahia (Kenya) drawn in the same group.

The trio, which has Rayon and Gor Mahia as first timers at the group stage, are joined in Group D by Algerian giants, USM Alger.

The regional rivals, will battle each other for a place at the knockout stage of the second-tier continental club championship.

Former African champions, ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), Raja Club Athletic (Morocco) and AS Vita (DR Congo) were drawn in Group A, completed by Ghana champions, Aduana Stars.

Group B has RS Berskane (Morocco), Al Masry (Egypt), UD Songo (Mozambique) and El Hilal (Sudan) with two-time African champions, Enyimba (Nigeria), debutants Williamsville (Cote d’Ivoire), CARA (Congo) and Djoliba (Mali) housed in Group C.

Below are the details of the draw;

Group A

ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire)

Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)

AS Vita (DR Congo)

Aduana (Ghana)

Group B

RS Berkane (Morocco)

El Masry (Egypt)

UD Songo (Mozambique)

El Hilal (Sudan)

Group C

Enyimba (Nigeria)

Williamsville (Cote d’Ivoire)

CARA (Congo)

Djoliba (Mali)

Group D

Rayon Sports (Rwanda)

USM Alger (Algeria)

Young Africans (Tanzania)

Gor Mahia (Kenya)

In attendance for the draw held on Saturday, 21 April 2018, at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, was CAF President Ahmad. The draw was conducted by CAF General Secretary Amr Fahmy and assisted by CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe.