Kenya Police learn opponents for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round

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Kenya Police learn opponents for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round

Festus Chuma 14:28 - 11.07.2024

Kenya Police FC will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup hosting an initial match before a decisive return leg and the winner will then face the defending champions, Zamalek.

Kenya Police FC will face Ethiopian Coffee in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup, according to the draw released on Thursday.

The first leg of this clash is set to take place in Nairobi on the weekend of August 16-18.

The Law Enforcers, will then travel to Addis Ababa for the return leg on August 23-24, where Ethiopian Coffee will look to capitalize on their home ground advantage.

The aggregate winner of this two-legged tie will advance to a high-stakes match against Egyptian powerhouse Zamalek in the second preliminary round.

Zamalek received a bye for the first round and will be a formidable opponent for the victor of the Kenya Police and Ethiopian Coffee showdown.

The first leg against Zamalek is scheduled for the weekend of September 17-19 with the return leg following closely on September 20-22.

Police secured their spot in the Confederation Cup by triumphing over KCB in a nail-biting penalty shootout after a goalless draw in regular and extra time during the FKF Cup final at Ulinzi Sports Complex.

This victory was a significant boost for the team which had an impressive run in the 2023/2024 FKF Premier League season finishing third behind record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia and Tusker.

Other notable first-round matches in the CAF Confederation Cup include Uhamiaji FC of Tanzania facing an un-named team from Libya, with the winner set to challenge Simba SC, another Tanzanian giant.

Kitara FC of Uganda will compete against second Libyan representatives and the victor will have a date with Egypt’s El Masry.

Further, the competition sees Horseed FC from Somalia up against Rukinzo FC from Burundi, with the winner preparing for a tough encounter against Tunisian club CS Sfaxien.

FC Bravos from Angola, Coastal Union SC from Tanzania, and FC Lupopo from DR Congo are also in a tight competition to advance.

Egyptian giants Zamalek are the defending champions after they were crowned winners of the CAF Confederation Cup for the second time.

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