The draw for the group stage of the African Confederation Cup for football in the 2020-2021 season, which was withdrawn on Monday, resulted in several strong Arab confrontations.
The most prominent Arab confrontations will be between Egyptian Pyramids and the summer of the last edition and Moroccan Raja Casablanca in Group D, and in the second group, the title holder’s Renaissance Berkane will meet with the Algerian Youth Kabylie.
The first group witnessed the presence of the Algerian ES Setif and the Libyan Al-Ahly Benghazi.
It is possible that the third group will witness a pure Tunisian confrontation between ES Sahel and CS Sfaxien.
Etoile Sahel has not decided its qualification, as it won 2-1 in the away team against Yang Pavoloz of Eswatini, and the second-leg match between the two teams scheduled in Tunis on Tuesday will determine the identity of the finalist.
The result of the lottery was as follows:
Group A: Enyimba, Nigeria, ES Setif, Algeria, Orlando Pirates, South Africa, and Al-Ahly Benghazi, Libya.
– Group B: Moroccan Berkane Renaissance, Algerian Kabylie Youth, Cameroonian Cotton and Nabsa Stars Zambia.
– Group C: the winner from the meeting of Tunisian Etoile Sahel and Yang Pavoloz from Eswatini, Tunisia’s Sfaxien, Salitas from Burkina Faso and Garaf of Senegal.
– Group D: Moroccan Raja, Egyptian Pyramids, Zambian Nkana, and the winner from the Nambogo Tanzanian match and the Angolan Primero do Augusto.
The group stage competitions will start with the first round being held on the 10th of next March and the second on the 17th of the same month, provided that the third, fourth, fifth and sixth rounds will be held on 4, 11, 21 and 28 days of next April, respectively.
The quarter-final competitions will be held on May 16 and 23, with a home-and-away system, then the semi-final competitions will be played on June 20 and 27, and the final will be held on July 10.