By Emmanuel Beng
New Stars of Douala have been paired to face Kenya Soccer giants Gor Mahia in the second 1/16 final round of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederations Cup.
The fixture was made known yesterday following the draw of the CAF Confederations Cup alongside the CAF Champions League which took place in Cairo, Egypt.
New stars of Douala progressed to the next round of the CAF Confederations cup after the Douala based club ousted Al-Ahli Tripoli in Yaounde. New Stars held the visitors at bay on the 23rd of December 2018 and finished the match with 10 men.
They however sailed through thanks to an away goal in Tripoli during the first leg match.
New Stars Football Club of Douala have scored 5 goals and conceded twice in four of their last CAF confederation cup outings.
The 2017 Cup of Cameroon winners finished 4th in Cameroons top tier league last season with 49 points, 20 behind league winners Coton Sport of Garoua who have so far failed to impose its national dominance in the continental scene.
New Stars opponent Gor Mahia of Kenya were relegated to the CAF Confederation cup after an unsuccessful spell in the 2018/2019 CAF champions League.
They were on the verge of becoming the first Kenyan Club to reach the group phase of the CAF Champions League. Their dream was stopped by Lopi Star of Nigeria who overturned a 3-1 deficit score on home soil.
The second Cameroonian representative, Coton Sport of Garoua who were demoted from the CAF champions League to the Confederations Cup will face Asante Kotoko of Ghana.
Asante Kotoko Sporting Club have been champions of the Ghana Premier League for 23 times, and have won the CAF Champions League twice.
The current Cameroon league title holders have failed to score once in four of their last CAF champions league games.
The Coton weavers have scored 6 goals and conceded 7 in the 2018/2019 CAF champions league season.
The winners of the second 1/16 final round of the competition will qualify for the group phase of the CAF confederations Cup.
The matches will begin on Friday 11 January 2019.
FULL FIXTURE OF CAF CONFEDERATION DRAW
Gor Mahia (KEN) v New Star (CMR)
Al Ahly Benghazi (LBA) v NA Hussein Dey (ALG)
Al Hilal (SUD) v Mukura Victory (RWA)
Nkana (ZAM) v FC San Pedro (CIV)
Coton Sport (CMR) v Asante Kotoko (GHA)
Zesco Utd (ZAM) v Kaizer Chiefs (RSA)
Stade Malien (MLI) v Petro Atletico (ANG)
Raja Casablanca (MAR, holders) v African Stars (NAM)
Renaissance Berkane (MAR) v ASC Jaraaf (SEN)
CS Sfaxien (TUN) v Vipers SC (UGA)
Zamalek (EGY) v Ittihad Tanger (MAR)
Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA) v AS Otoho (CGO)
Bantu (LES) v Enugu Rangers (NGR)
Al Nasr (LBA) v Salitas (BUR)
Jimma Aba Jifar (ETH) v Hassania Agadir (MAR)