The 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup group stage draw that was conducted on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt witnessed some intriguing pairings that promise with a lot of entertainment when the action starts next month.
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, accompanied by FIFA General Secretary and general delegate to Africa Fatma Samoura and CAF executive committee members attended the draw which was conducted by CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamu assisted by Uganda’s football legend Edgar Watson and DR Congo’s former captain Herita Ilunga.
Egypt’s duet Al Masry and newcomers Pyramids will lock horns together in Group A, which also includes Mauritanian debutants Noadhibou and Nigeria’s Rangers.
Group B will see a Western derby between Mali’s Djoliba and Guinea’s Horoya, while South Africa’s Bidvest Wits and Libya’s El Nasr complete the pool.
Last season losing finalists RS Berkane of Morocco heads group C with DR Congo’s Motema Pembe, Zambia’s Zanaco and Benin debutants ESAE.
Group D has a Western derby that includes former African champions Enyimba of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire’s San Pedro, and another Northern one between Algeria’s Paradou and Morocco’s Hassania Agadir.
Group stage kicks off on 1 December 2019.
The groups are as follows:
Group A: Nouadhibou (Mauritania) – Rangers (Nigeria) - Pyramids (Egypt) – Al Masry (Egypt)
Group B: Bidvest Wits (South Africa) - El Nasr (Libya) – Djoliba (Mali) – Horoya (Guinea)
Group C: RS Berkane (Morocco) – Motema Pembe (DR Congo) – Zanaco (Zambia) - ESAE (Benin)
Group D: San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) - Hassania Agadir (Morocco) – Enyimba (Nigeria) - Paradou (Algeria)