Chiefs drawn to play Zesco

The Soweto giants have been handed a tricky clash against Zambian champions Zesco United in the play-off round of the competition. Zesco have dropped to the Confederation Cup after they were knocked out of the Champions

Amakhosi returned to continental club football this season after finishing third in the Absa Premiership and have beaten Zimamoto of Zanzibar and Madagascar’s ASSM Elgeco Plus to reach the play-off round of the competition. 

It will be a big test for Amakhosi, who have a new man at the helm in Ernst Middendorp.

Zesco has shown in the past that they have what it takes to go far in continental club competitions. They gave Mamelodi Sundowns a tough time in the 2016 Champions League and will give Amakhosi a run for their money. 

Zesco, who have far more experience than Amakhosi on the continent, were in the group stages of the Champions League in the last edition and will be looking to get to the round robin stage again this year. 

Fixtures
Gor Mahia FC (Kenya) v New Stars de Douala (Cameroon)
Al-Ahli Benghazi (Libya) v Hussein Dey (Algeria)
El Hilal (Sudan) v Mukura Victory (Rwanda)
Nkana FC (Zambia) v FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast)
Coton Sport FC (Cameroon) v Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
Zesco United (Zambia) v Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
Stade Malian (Mali) v Petroleos (Angola)
Raja Casablanca (Morocco) v African Stars (Namibia)
RS Berkane (Morocco) v ASC Jaraaf (Senegal)
Sfaxien (Tunisia) v Vipers FC (Uganda)
Zamalek (Egypt) v Tanger (Moroccoa
KCCA (Uganda) v AS Otoho (Congo)
Bantu FC (Lesotho) v Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)
El Nasr (Libya) v Salitas FC (Burkina Faso)
Jimaa Aba Jifar (Ethiopia) v Hassania Agadir (Morocco)

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