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Matsatsantsa’s search for a CAF Confed Cup group phase win continues

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SuperSport United’s search for an elusive win in the CAF Confederations Cup group phase continues this weekend when they take on Libyan giants Al Hilal Benghazi on Sunday.

The CAF Confederations Cup group has proved tough terrain for the Gavin Hunt-coached side as they have yet to register a win in Group A.

First, they lost 1-0 to Future FC of Egypt a fortnight ago before being humbled 2-0 at home by USM Alger last weekend.

And as they travel for a tricky date with Al Hilal Benghazi on Sunday, hopes are high they can finally click the right gear.

What perhaps gives them high hopes is the fact that the Libyan side has also been struggling to win. 

Both sides, SuperSport United and Al Hilal Benghazi have nothing to show off in terms of points.

USM Alger and Future FC currently occupy first and second positions, respectively, with six points apiece.

Sekhukhune United CAF group phase


On the other hand, Sekhukhune United is beset with another home date with Stade Malien. 

After beating Diables Noirs 2-1 at home last weekend, they fancy their chances of recording a second straight win in this competition.

As it stands, Babina Noko is third in Group D, and another win can potentially see them assume the second position, which Stade Malien occupies.

Former CAF Confederations champions occupy pole position after picking two straight wins. Serial DStv Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who registered a tenth straight win, will host Pyramids of Egypt on Sunday.

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The Tshwane giants lost their last CAF Champions League match 1-0 at the hands of TP Mazembe. They, however, remain on top of Group A, where all teams, Pyramids, TP Mazembe and FC Nouadhibou, have three points.

Midfielder Sphelele Mkhulise is confident that their league win over AmaZulu will help them rise in their match against Pyramids.

“It was very important for us to win today’s[Wednesday] game, especially after our loss over the weekend [Against TP Mazembe].

“The mood in the changeroom was not great. This win has lightened up the mood. No one enjoys a loss in this team; it dampens our spirits.

“Getting these three points is important as it helps us widen the gap at the top. Our CAF Champions League game against Pyramids on Sunday is a crucial game. Our goal is to win this competition.

“Sunday’s game is a must-win so that we can put ourselves in a better position in our group,” Mkhulise said.

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