Hearts face JS Saoura in CAF Confed Cup play-off

BY: Kweku Zurek

Ghanaian champions Accra Hearts of Oak will face Algerian side Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura ((JS Saoura) in a play-off to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

Hearts were drawn against JS Saoura today after they crashed out of the CAF Champions League at the second qualifying round against Moroccan side Wydad Athletic Club. The Phobians were walloped 6-2 on aggregate following a 6-1 mauling in Casablanca.

The first leg of the tie against JS Sauora is scheduled for November 28, 2021, in Accra, while the return leg is scheduled for December 5, 2021, in Algeria.

Full Draw;

LPRC Oilers (Liberia) vs Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo) vs Marumo Gallants (South Africa)

Hearts of Oak (Ghana) vs JS Saoura (Algeria)

Rivers United (Nigeria) vs Al Masry (Egypt)

Al Ittihad (Libya) vs Enyimba (Nigeria)

Tusker (Kenya) vs Csfaxien (Tunisia)

Royal Leopards vs JS Kabylie (Algeria)

Stade Malien vs Biashara United (Tanzania) or Al Ahli SC (Libya)

Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs AS Otoho (Congo-Brazzaville)

Zanaco FC (Zambia) v Binga FC (Mali)

Simba (Tanzania) v Red Arrows (Zambia)

ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast) v Interclube (Angola)

AS Maniema Union (Congo-Brazzaville) vs Pyramids (Egypt)

Nouadhibou (Mauritania) v Cottonsport (Cameroon)

USGN (Niger) v DC Motema Pembe (DR Congo)

APR (Rwanda) v RS Berkane (Morocco)

The teams will battle for the 16 spots available in the group stage of Africa's secondary club tournament