Zesco United and Nkana will on Friday, December 28 know their 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup pre-group stage opponents with two recent visitors to Zambia prospective suitors in the draws to be made in Cairo.
Nkana and Zesco are among fifteen teams demoted from the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League pre-group stage who will be paired against opponents who successfully advanced from last weekend’s second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
One of Zesco and Nkana’s potential last 16 opponents is NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.
Dey eliminated compatriots Green Eagles in last weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup second round.
Another prospect is record three-time CAF Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia who eliminated Green Buffaloes.
Meanwhile, draw against Asante Kotoko for Zesco will see them return to Ghana for the first time since 2014 when they were eliminated in the second round of the same competition by Medeama.
Nkana’s perennial nemeses Zamalek of Egypt are also lurking for the Kitwe giants.
The first legs will be played during the weekend of January 11 and the final legs are set for the weekend of January 18.
Winners over both legs advance to the group stage that starts on February 1.
PROSPECTIVE 2018/2019 CAF CONFEDERATION CUP LAST 16 OPPONENTS
-Raja Casablanca, Hassania Agadir, RS Berkane (all Morocco)
-CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
-NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)
-Petro Atletico (Angola)
-Faso Stars (Burkina Faso)
-New Star (Cameroon)
-Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)
-Mukura Victory Sports (Rwanda)
-Kaizer Chiefs (Republic of South Africa)