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CAF CC: Rayon Sports draws Nigerian Side Enyimba in the Quarter-final

by Bonnie Mugabe
11:34 pm

Rwandan side Rayon Sports has drawn Enyimba of Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup knockout round.

The draw happened on Monday September 3 at the Caf headquarters in Cairo.

Rayon Sport appears the weakest of the eight survivors in the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League and they will be expecting a tough challenge against Enyimba in bid to book their maiden semi-final slot.

The Blues host the first leg in Kigali on September 16 with the return match seven days later at a renovated Aba stadium.

Enyimba FC from southeastern city Aba is a double African champion.

Should Rayon Sports see off Enyimba, they will meet title favourites Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the semi-finals during October?

Raja have won six and drawn three of 10 CAF matches this season, scored 24 goals and boast the leading individual scorer in 10-goal Mahmoud Benhalib.

The Moroccans face CARA of Congo Brazzaville, who reached the last eight after winning all six home matches but losing all six on the road.

Al Masry of Egypt face USM Alger of Algeria and AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo meet Renaissance Berkane of Morocco in the other quarter-finals.

The draw raised the possibility of an all-Moroccan title decider between Raja and Berkane during November and December.

The quarter finals will be played on September 16 and the return leg a week later while the semi-finals will be played on October 03 and on October 23 and then finals will be played in November and December.

CAF Confederation Cup Draws


First leg: Sept 16, Second Leg: Sept 23

Rayon Sports (RWA) vs Enyimba (NGR)

CARA (CGO) vs Raja Casablanca (MAR)

Al Masry (EGY) vs USM Alger (ALG)

AS Vita Club (COD) vs Renaissance Berkane (MAR)


First leg: Oct 3, Second Leg: Oct 24

Rayon Sport/Enyimba v CARA/Raja

Masry/USM Alger vs AS Vita Club/Berkane


First leg: Nov 23-25, Second Leg: Nov 30-Dec 2

Rayon, Enyimba/ CARA or Raja vs Masry, USM/AS Vita or Berkane