CAFCC: Rangers Drawn In Tough Group Against Former Champions, Sfaxien, Etoile

Rangers International have been drawn against former champions and Tunisian sides, Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien in Group B of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup.

In a draw ceremony held in Cairo on Monday morning, the Aiteo Cup winners, who eliminated Bantu FC of Lesotho 4-2 on aggregate to advance to the group phase, were also placed in the same group with newcomers, Salitas FC of Burkina Faso.

The Flying Antelopes, who are unbeaten in the competition this season, will open their account in the group stage against Salitas early next month, before facing Etoile du Sahel and  CS Sfaxien, who have both won the competition four times.

Rangers are aiming to become the first Nigerian side to win the competition since it was renamed the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.

In Group A, three Morocco teams were drawn against each other, with defending champions Raja Casablanca, Hassania Agadir and RS Berkane joined by AS Otoho of Congo.

Zambian giants, Zesco United will battle compatriots, Nkana FC, Ghana’s Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal of Sudan in Group C, regarded as the group of death.

Zamalek, winners of the CAF Champions League on 5 occasions, will confront Kenyan side, Gor Mahia, Petro Atletico of Angola and HA Hussein Dey of Algeria in Group D of the competition.

The round-robin group phase starts on 1 February and ends on 15 March.


Group A

Hassania Agadir (Morocco)

AS Otoho (Congo)

RS Berkenae (Morocco)

Raja Casablanca (Morocco)

Group B

Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)

Rangers (NIGERIA)

Salitas (Burkina Faso)

CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)

Group C

Zesco United (Zambia)

Al Hilal (Sudan)

Asante Kotoko (Ghana)

Nkana (Zambia)

Group D

Gor Mahia (Kenya)

NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)

Petro de Luanda (Angola)

Zamalek (Egypt)