Coton Sport get tough CAF Confederation Cup group stage draw

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

  1. MD1: Coton Sport vs Al Masry
  2. MD2: AS Otoho vs Coton Sport
  3. MD3: TP Mazembe vs Coton Sport
  4. MD4: Coton Sport vs TP Mazembe
  5. MD5: Al Masry vs Coton Sport
  6. MD6: Coton Sport vs AS Otoho

Complete Draw

Group A

Pyramids (Egypt) – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) – Zanaco (Zambia) – Ahly Tripoli (Libya)

Group B

JS Kabylie (Algeria) or Royal Leopards (Eswatini) – Orlando Pirates (South Africa) – JS Saoura (Algeria) – Al Ittihad (Libya)

Group C

TP Mazembe (DR Congo) – Coton ges port (Cameroon) – Al Masry (Egypt) – AS Otoho (Congo)

Group D

RS Berkane (Morocco) – ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) – Simba (Tanzania) – USGN (Niger)


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