Berkane Set To Face Nigerian Club In Quest For Third CAF Cup Title
Faizan Hashmi Published August 10, 2022 | 12:50 AM
Johannesburg, Aug 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Aug, 2022 ) :Moroccan club Renaissance Berkane will launch their bid for a record-equalling third CAF Confederation Cup title against Kwara United of Nigeria or AS Douanes of Niger.
Known as the Orange Boys because they hail from a region in northeast Morocco that grows citrus fruit, Berkane became a formidable force in the second-tier competition after a preliminary round exit in 2016.
Kwara should overcome Douanes, but their participation in the Confederation Cup for the first time since 2007 is likely to end in the following round against a Berkane side coached by Congolese Florent Ibenge.
The other Nigerian hopefuls, African debutants Remo stars, were drawn against another Moroccan club, FAR, in the preliminary round.
FAR won the second edition of the Confederation Cup in 2005 and will hope for a longer run this season than last, when they lost at home and away against JS Kabylie of Algeria in a last-32 tie.
Record three-time Confederation Cup title-holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia have disappointed in recent appearances, reaching the knockout stage only once in three attempts.