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CAFCC: Simba and Orlando Pirates Meet Again

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CAFCC: Simba and Orlando Pirates Meet Again

CAFCC-After a very difficult first leg encounters 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals head to the final tie this evening, with all eight teams aiming to get one of the few four tickets to the semi-finals of the continental tournament.

From the opening leg games in the first leg Simba the home of Kenyan national Joash Onyango, and Al Masry won However, the matches remain uncertain ahead of Sunday’s final round because the two other matches are tied at 1-1.

In the advance of the match, here’s a sneak preview of the match. Orlando Pirates vs Simba, Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, 1900EATSimba arrives in Johannesburg in the midst of a 1-0 win in Dar es Salaam last weekend and they are hoping to seal the away and home victories against the Buccaneers to secure an opportunity to play in the continental semi-finals. But the only obstacle they face is weakened Pirates looking to reverse the results on their own turf.

The Sea Robbers are looking to make the most of a Simba team that hasn’t performed well when away from their home as the head coach Pablo Franco admitted their away record is a problem this season after suffering losses to RS Berkane and Asec Mimosas as they were drawn against US Gendarmerie in the group phase.

Franco is nevertheless determined to alter the script and assist Simba and their players, who have been encouraged by Joash’s return Joash and will make it to the semi-finals for the first time since 1993.

We are aware that we have an under-performance and have to score two decisive goals because the possibility of a draw isn’t good enough. We are focused on turning that around and our players appear to be well-prepared. I am confident that we can achieve this,” Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi said.

Mazembe in The Democratic Republic of Congo hosts the Pyramids in the return match scheduled for Lubumbashi with the tie being evenly matched following an 0-0 draw from the first game played in Cairo the weekend before.

Mazembe has to keep Pyramids from scoring since away goals still count for the competitionMazembe tactician Franck Dumas is confident that his team who only lost one time during the group phase will be able to benefit from their home advantage and advance to another semi-final at the continental level.

Pyramids are not an ideal opponent to the Ravens however, they will be relying on their experience in the past, as they have been blowing cold and hot away from their homes. Pyramids which were eliminated at the semi-finals in the season 2020 are determined to get another semi-final, and director of football Ehab Galal who is set to be a part of the team for the first time is eager to make sure he completes his stint with Pyramids with a high.

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Al Ahli Tripoli – Al Ittihad Martyrs Benina Stadium, Benina, 2300EATThe 2nd leg of the Libyan derby is scheduled to take place in Benina following the first game ended in a goalless draw. In the return match, Ittihad will look to cause trouble to their opponents by scoring an away goal since winning or scoring will see them progress to the final four. Tripoli must beat their opponents to make it through and will be determined to make the most of the advantage they have at home.

CAFCC record champions Al Ahly, ES Setif, Petro Athletico and Wydad secure the final four places Berkane — Al Masry, Stade Municipal de Berkane 0100EAT, MondayAl Masry was a match that will be remembered in the opening match, defeating Morocco’s RS Berkane with a score of 2-1 even though they played the majority of the game with just nine players.

Even with the advantage, however, the game is likely to remain a long way off because Berkane plays host to the next game on Sunday. The head coach, Florent Ibenge, is under scrutiny but has said that his team will display more consistency and willpower to reverse the outcome. Are you ready to play in the CAFCC quarter-finals?

At the opposite end, Mouine Chaabani and his teammates are assured. The first game demonstrated their capability to control an adversary who was a challenge despite their numerical disadvantage.

Two players who were red-carded, Amr Moussa as well as Elyes Jelassi, are not expected to play in the match in Berkane which will give Masry an issue to choose their replacement. Daily Nation

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