Study up on that rule book as Cup goes down to the wire

African Independent - - SPORT - MONTHATI MOTAUNG

TI­TLE-HOLD­ERS TP Mazembe of the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo are among 10 clubs chas­ing five Caf Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup quar­ter-finals places this week­end.

The “Ravens” of Lubum­bashi host Horoya of Guinea in the fi­nal se­ries of group fix­tures, need­ing a vic­tory to be cer­tain of pro­gress­ing to the knock­out phase.

Record three-time Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup win­ners CS Sfax­ien of Tu­nisia have al­ready se­cured a last-eight berth, along with Mouloudia Al­ger of Al­ge­ria and Al Hi­lal Obeid of Su­dan.

Who will join them at the “busi­ness end” of the se­cond-tier African club com­pe­ti­tion? The AFRICAN IN­DE­PEN­DENT paints a group-by-group pic­ture of what is likely to un­fold. Swal­lows, Sfax­ien v Mouloudia GROUP C Re­sults At Obeid, Su­dan: Al Hi­lal Obeid (SUD) 2 (Tahir 21-pen, Moukoro 51-pen) Re­cre­ativo Li­bolo (ANG) 0 At Alexan­dria, Egypt: Smouha (EGY) 1 (Di­awara 90+1-pen) Zesco Utd (ZAM) 1 (Ibrahim 84-own goal)

Stand­ings PWDLFAPts Hi­lal* 5 Zesco 5 Li­bolo 5 Smouha 5

3 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 Fix­tures To­mor­row: Li­bolo v Smouha, Zesco v Hi­lal

1 2 3 2

6 3 4 5

3 10 5 7 5 6 5 5 GROUP D Stand­ings At Li­bre­ville: Mounana (GAB) 0 TP Mazembe (COD, hold­ers) 1 (Mpeko 79) At Con­akry: Horoya (GUI) 0 Su­perS­port Utd (RSA) 0

Stand­ings Mazembe 5 2 3 0 Horoya 5 2 3 0 Su­perS­port 5 1 4 0 Mounana 5 0 0 5

Fix­tures Sun­day: Mazembe v Horoya, Su­perS­port v Mounana (both 1330) 6 3 5 3 9 7 3 10 9 9 7 0

Note: Group win­ners and run­ners-up qual­ify for quar­ter-finals * De­notes qual­i­fi­ca­tion for next round – afp

Club Africain cel­e­brate a goal against Rivers United.

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