Morocco’s Nahdet Berkane team is looking forward to retaining the Confederation Cup (Confederation of African Football) title in Morocco for the third time in 4 seasons, when it hosts the Congolese Democratic TP Mazembe on Sunday 8 May in the first leg of the semi-finals, while Al-Ahly Tripoli of Libya hosts in Benghazi Club Orlando Pirates, South Africa.
Nahdet Berkane won his first continental title two seasons ago, then his compatriot Raja won the title last year. The orange team is aware of the difficulty of playing in TP Mazembe, but it seeks to return with a positive result before the return match, relying on the knowledge of its coach, Florent Ebengue, of his compatriots to achieve the goal.
The former coach of the Vita Club team, who will accompany the team after recovering from bruises in a traffic accident, is missing a number of prominent players such as Bakr Al-Hilali, the Mauritanian Adama Ba, Moaz Fakak and Mohamed Farhan.
TP Mazembe will miss the clamor of his fans after the African Confederation (CAF) imposed a penalty on him for the events of his match at his home against Pyramids of Egypt in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The date of the Nahda Berkane and Mazembe match in the African Confederation Cup semi-finals
The match between Nahdet Berkane and its host TP Mazembe in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup will be held today, Sunday, May 8, at 4 pm Mecca time, and the meeting will be broadcast on beIN Sports HD 3, with the voice of commentator Jawad Bedda.
Possible squad for RS Berkane against TP Mazembe
The expected formation of Nahdet Berkane, according to Moroccan media reports:
- Goalkeeper: Hamza Hamyani
- Defense: Youssoufou Daewoo – Hamza Al-Moussawi – Ismail Moghadam – Abdel Karim Baadi
- Midfield: Hamza Regraki – Larbi Naji – Mehdi Obila
- Attack: Youssef Al-Fahli – Sharqi Al-Bahri – Shadrac Muzungu
Al-Ahly Tripoli meets Orlando Pirates in the African Confederation Cup semi-finals
Al-Ahly Tripoli aspires to a historic qualification to the final, when it hosts Orlando Pirates at the “Shuhada Benina” stadium in Benghazi, in front of empty stadiums.
The match will be played without fans, after the Confederation of African Football notified the Libyan club of this for security reasons. Tunisian coach Fathi Jebel’s team reached the semi-finals, at the expense of rivals Al Ittihad in the Clasico Lippi.
The Libyan team is complaining about some impressive absences, as Libyan media confirmed that Tunisian defender Wissam Bousnina will miss the confrontation after the injury he suffered against the Misurata Union, and doubts swirl about the participation of his compatriot Ayoub Ayyad, the midfielder.
The date of the match between Al-Ahly Tripoli and Orlando Pirates in the Confederation Cup
The match between Al-Ahly Tripoli and its South African guest, Orlando Pirates, will be held in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup, Sunday, May 8, at 7:00 pm Mecca time, and the meeting will be broadcast on beIN Sports HD 3, with the voice of commentator Mohamed Barakat.
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