CAF Confederation Cup draw announced

The draw for the play-off round of the 2017 Confederation Cup took place on Tuesday morning at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

The draw pitted the 16 qualified teams from the first round of the Confederation Cup against the 16 clubs which were eliminated from the CAF Champions League.

The first leg encounters are scheduled for the weekend of 7-9 April 2017 with the return games on the weekend of 14-16 April 2017.

Defending champions TP Mazembe, who were knocked out the 2017 Champions League by Zimbabwean side CAPS United, have been paired with Algeria team JS Kabylie.

The match between Zesco United, semi-finalists in the 2016 CAF Champions League, and Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers, is potentially the headline fixture of the round.

The draw for the Champions League is still to take place.

2017 Confederation Cup draw results:

Young Africans vs MC Alger

TP Mazembe vs JS Kabylie

AC Leopards vs Mbabane Swallows


Rangers vs Zesco United

CF Mounana vs ASEC Mimosas

Rail Club K vs CS Sfaxien

Bidvest Wits vs Smouha

CNAPS vs CRD Libolo

Kampala CCA vs El Masry

Gambia Ports vs Al Hilal Obeid

ASPL 2000 vs Club Africain

Rivers United vs Rayon Sports

BYC vs SuperSport United

AS Tanda vs Platinum Stars

Horoya AC vs IR Tanger

List of qualified teams from Confederation Cup and their country of origin:

MC Alger, JS Kabylie (Algeria), Recreativo do Libolo (Angola), ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), El Masry, Smouha (Egypt), MAS Fes, Ittihad Tangier (Morocco), Rayon Sports (Rwanda), Hilal El Obeid (Sudan), Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland), Platinum Stars, SuperSport United (South Africa), Club Africain, CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), Zesco United (Zambia)

Losers from Champions League: 

RC Kadiogo (Burkina Faso), AC Leopards (Congo), AS Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Mounana (Gabon), Gambia Ports Authority (Gambia), Horoya (Guinea), CNaPS (Madagascar), AS Port Louis (Mauritius), FUS Rabat (Morocco), Barrack Young Controllers (Liberia), Rivers United, Rangers (Nigeria), Bidvest (South Africa), Young Africans (Tanzania), KCCA (Uganda)