Orlando Pirates avoided the big guns within the Caf Confederation Cup group stage but had been still handed a relatively tough grouping throughout a draw performed within the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday.
Pirates will design two exacting journeys to the north of the continent and one other tough one to the west after the draw pitted them in Group A in opposition to ES Setif of Algeria‚ Ahli Benghazi of Libya and Nigerian powerhouses Enyimba.
The Buccaneers romped into the group stages with a 4-0 combination draw shut over Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy within the final playoff spherical of matches at the weekend.
It is a group teeming with clubs with continental space with susceptible African champions as Enyimba‚ Setif and Pirates have 5 Caf Champions League crowns between them‚ whereas Ahly Benghazi are anticipated to be the whipping boys of the group.
The group stage of the Confederation Cup is scheduled to originate between March 10 and April 28‚ whereas the final takes spot on July 10.
Kick-off instances and match venues will be launched by match organisers in due direction.
The Buccaneers receive themselves serve within the opponents that they reached the finals of six years ago after they lost 2-1 on combination to Tunisian heavyweights Etoile du Sahel.
Pirates’ south African neighbours and debutants Napsa Stars of Zambia will enact wrestle with title-holders Berkane from Morocco‚ Coton Sport from Cameroon and Algeria’s JS Kabylie in Group B.
Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien‚ Salitas FC of Burkina Faso and Senegalese outfit ASC Les Jaraaf are in Group C and is likely to be joined by either Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) or Young Buffaloes (Eswatini).
One other Zambian side‚ Nkana FC‚ had been grouped within the final pool in Group D in opposition to Raja Casablanca from Morocco‚ Egypt’s Pyramids FC and either Namungo FC from Tanzania or Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto.
Pirates first time out will be to the Stade 8 Mai in Algeria for a difference with ES Setif sooner than returning residence to renew the South Africa-Nigeria rivalry after they host Enyimba.
Josef Zinnbauer’s males will then return to north Africa to face Ahly‚ who will potentially play this match at a neutral venue because of security concerns in Libya‚ sooner than recordsdata superhighway web hosting the Benghazi outfit in serve-to-serve clashes.
They’re going to enact the group stage campaign with a residence come across in opposition to ES Setif sooner than travelling to Algeria.
Orlando Pirates (RSA)‚ Enyimba FC (Nigeria)‚ ES Setif (Algeria)‚ Ahli Benghazi (Libya)
Berkane (Morocco)‚ JS Kabylie (Algeria)‚ Coton Sport (Cameroon)‚ NAPSA Stars (Zambia)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) / Young Buffaloes (Eswatini) / Young Buffaloes (Eswatini)‚ CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)‚ Salitas FC (Burkina Faso)‚ ASC Les Jaraaf (Senegal)
Raja (Morocco)‚ Pyramids FC (Egypt)‚ Nkana FC (Zambia)‚ Namungo FC (Tanzania) / Primeiro de Agosto (Angola)