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The draw for places at the last 16 of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 was headlined by intriguing pairings from derbies to rekindling of rivalries. The pick of the pack is the battle between former continental champions, TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Algerian giants, JS Kabylie. Between the two clubs counts seven CAF Champions League titles; five for Mazembe and two for Kabylie, back on the continental front after some time off the scene. Another interesting pairing is the Moroccan derby which pits FUS Rabat against MAS Fez, a battle of two former winners’ of the second-tier continental…

Ghana’s Bechem United have been kicked out of the 2017 Caf Confederation after suffering a 1-4 preliminary round second leg defeat to MC Alger of Algeria Saturday night. The FA Cup winners went into the encounter with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Accra last week. Bechem were until the final seven drawing 3-3 on aggregate but suddenly capitulated by conceding to rightly awarded late penalties. Good old Mohamed Seguer who scored MC Alger’s only goal in the Accra game handed his side the lead as early as the 2nd minute. Abderrahmane Hachoud then made it 2-0 with…

Ghana’s CAF Confederation Cup representative, Bechem United, will depart to Algeria on Thursday ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup reverse fixture against MC Algiers on Sunday. A contingent of 18-players and 7 officials will be making the trip to the Algerian capital by transiting in Tunisia on Friday. The Bechem lads recorded a 2-1 win over the side in the first leg in Accra and are hoping to avoid defeat to progress to the next stage. The Hunters are making their maiden appearance in the CAF Confederation Cup competition. “W were suppose to leave today (Wednesday) but we had issues…

Former Ghana international and head coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Yaw Preko, is confident his team will progress into the next round in the CAF Confederation Cup despite securing a slim 1-0 win against Al-Masry of Egypt in the first leg of their preliminary fixture on Sunday. The Anambra Warriors wasted a number of goal-scoring opportunities in the game and relied on Tamen Medrano’s 88th minute strike to secure the win. Ahead of the return leg billed for this weekend, Preko insisted that his team have a decent chance of scaling through the hurdle. “My boys did well in the…

CEO of Bechem United Kingsley Osei Bonsu has revealed the club made 1,900ghc from their confederations cup game against Algerian Club MC Alger over the weekend. The hunters who were making their maiden appearance at the CAF competition defeated the Algerians 2-1 in an almost empty stadium. The club generated 3,000 cedis  as gate proceeds but after deductions, the club made only 1,900 Ghc from the game. Kingsley Osei Bonsu insists they are still counting their loses after the game. “It’s nothing to write home about because even the expenditure that we incurred at the early stages ,this is peanuts”…

CEO of Bechem United Kingsley Owusu Achaw asserts playing their CAF confederation Cup game at the Baba Yara Stadium would have been better off than hosting the game at the Accra Sports stadium. MC Algers of Algeria played as guests to the Hunters in the Caf confederation cup on sunday at the Accra sports stadium where the Brong Ahafo based club beat the Algerians by 2-1 but the Ghana premier league side seemed not to be satisfied. The CEO of side Owusu Achiaw speaking after the game wished the game had been played at the Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium. “Kumasi is far…

Bechem United striker Amed Toure says the Hunters will not be under any sort of pressure going into the return leg against MC Alger in Algeria. Bechem United had to dig deep to edge MC Alger 2-1 in Accra in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary qualifying round first leg tie. Goals from Amed Toure and Kwaku Osei Bonsu were on target for the Pride of Ahafo lads with MC Alger striker Secquer Mohammed getting a goal for the visitors.Speaking after the game,the Burkinabe striker insists the return leg will be a difficult encounter but they are well composed to sail…

Ghana’s representatives in this year’s CAF Champions league and the CAF Confederations Wa All Stars and Bechem United have each received $30,000 from the Ghana football Association to aid them in their campaign in Africa Sportsworldghana.com can confirm. The Ghana champions will host Libyan Side Ahli Tripoli at the Tamale Sports Stadium in the preliminary stage of the CAF Champions League while the FA Cup winners will host Mouloudia CA of Algeria in the Confederation Cup. Both Wa All Stars and Bechem United are playing in CAF inter-club competition for the first time and are poised to score high marks…

Chief Executive Officer of Bechem United Kingsley Osei Bonsu is confident the reigning FA Cup holders will start their CAF Confederations Cup campaign on a good note when they battle Algerian side MC Alger at the Accra sports stadium on Sunday. The Hunters have augmented their squad with the likes Amed Toure all expected to aid the team to greater heights in their maiden appearance in the Africa inter club competition. MC Alger arrived in Accra on Thursday for the game. The Algerians travelled to Ghana with a 24-man squad from which head coach Kamel Mouassa will select 18 players…

Liberian referees headed by Jerry Yekeh will handle Sunday’s CAF Champions League match between Wa All Stars and Al Ahli Tripoli at the Tamale Stadium on Sunday. Yekeh will be supported on the lines by Elisha Johnson and Johnson Gbartea. Wa All Stars have shifted camp to the Northern Regional capital for the task ahead. The Liberian trio will fly straight to Tamale on Sunday. In the Confederation Cup between Bechem United and MC Alger on Sunday in the preliminary qualifying round first leg tie Burkinabe Boureima Sanogo will be the center referee.

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