CAF Confederation Cup: Sekhukhune and SuperSport target victories

The CAF Confederation Cup group matches get underway on Wednesday which sees Sekhukhune United travelling to face Stade Malien while SuperSport host Al Hilal Benghazi.


Stade Malien eye victory against Sekhukhune United

In a Group D clash of the CAF Confederation Cup, Stade Malien from Mali are set to host Sekhukhune United at the 26th of March Stadium on Wednesday at 18h00.

The first leg at Peter Mokaba Stadium ended in a goalless draw, leaving both teams hungry for victory.

Sekhukhune, led by coach Lehlohonolo Seema, showcased a decent line-up featuring Babina Noko stalwarts like Chibuike Ohizu, Jamie Webber, Kamohelo Mokotjo, and Nyiko Mobbie in the previous encounter. Despite their efforts, they couldn’t break the deadlock, settling for a 0-0 draw in Group D.

Stade Malien, currently second in the group on goal difference, and Sekhukhune United are tied at four points each after three matches. RSB Berkane lead the group with nine points, while Diables Noirs sit at the bottom with zero points.

Stade Malien, sitting in ninth position with eight points in the Malian Premier Division after four games, are eager to secure a crucial victory on home turf.

SuperSport United seek redemption against Al Hilal Benghazi

SuperSport United are gearing up for a crucial Group D clash in the CAF Confederation Cup as they welcome Libyan side Al Hilal Benghazi at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday night at 21h00.

After a disappointing 2-1 loss in the first leg against Al Hilal, SuperSport are determined to turn the tide on home soil. The pressure has been building on Matsatsantsa, both in domestic league and Confederation Cup performances, making this match a must-win.

Jesse Donn, United midfielder, expressed optimism, stating, “We know that it won’t be easy, but we are confident that with the home ground advantage, we will get all three points.”

SuperSport enter the match with boosted morale after securing a win in the domestic league against Moroka Swallows. The return of midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu further strengthens coach Gavin Hunt’s squad. Ndlovu, who recently recovered from an early-season injury, is expected to play a pivotal role.

As it stands in Group D, SuperSport sit at the bottom with no points from three matches, while Al Hilal occupy the third spot with three points. Modern Future are in second place with six points, and USM Alger leads the group with nine points.

Al Hilal are currently third in the Libyan Premier League, holding the third position after four matches with 10 points.