By Beng Emmanuel
Coton Sport have been drawn against DR Congo’s heavyweight TP Mazembe, Al Masry of Egypt and AS Otoho of Congo in group C of the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.
It is a difficult group for the Garoua based outfit who must finish among the best two clubs in the group in order to advance to the knock-out stages of the CAF Inter-club competition for the second year in a row.
TP Mazembe has a huge experience in CAF Competitions. They won the CAF Confederation twice in 2016 and 2017 and were finalists in 2013 as well. Al Masry on their part reached the quarter-finals of the competition in 2019 but lost to RS Berkane. AS Otoho is the least experienced side in the group. The two-time Congolese winners reached the group stages of the competition for the first time in 2018/2019 with little success.
Coton Sport reached the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup last season. The record 16-time Cameroon Elite one champions begin their campaign at home against Al Masry of Egypt on February 13.
Coton Sport fixtures
- MD1: Coton Sport vs Al Masry
- MD2: AS Otoho vs Coton Sport
- MD3: TP Mazembe vs Coton Sport
- MD4: Coton Sport vs TP Mazembe
- MD5: Al Masry vs Coton Sport
- MD6: Coton Sport vs AS Otoho
Pyramids (Egypt) – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) – Zanaco (Zambia) – Ahly Tripoli (Libya)
JS Kabylie (Algeria) or Royal Leopards (Eswatini) – Orlando Pirates (South Africa) – JS Saoura (Algeria) – Al Ittihad (Libya)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo) – Coton ges port (Cameroon) – Al Masry (Egypt) – AS Otoho (Congo)
RS Berkane (Morocco) – ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) – Simba (Tanzania) – USGN (Niger)