The draw for the 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup was done on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt with interesting matchups.
Ivory Coast's Didier Le Maestro Zokora and DR Congo's assisted CAF's Samson Adamu to conduct the draw in an event filled evening in the Egyptian capital.
We look at the pairings in what promises to be an explosive quarterfinal encounters.
Zanaco FC(Zambia) v Pyramids FC (Egypt)
Zanaco grabbed their ticket on the last day of the pool stages and were tied in a hot neck to neck race with DR Congo's Motema Pembe. They finished second behind Morocco's RS Berkane. They will be buoyed by the fact that they have had a fairly good away record, and especially in the North African nations.
Pyramids, on the other hand, finished the group in a very comfortable position winning five out of six matches. They only lost to their compatriots, Al Masry in the pool stages. Definitely, the Egyptians are the favourites in this tie.
El Nasr (Libya) vs Hassania Agadir (Morocco)
The Libyans have had a chequered campaign. They have had a strong away presence but a rather tame home record. They play their home matches in Cairo, Egypt due to the security situation in Libya. Their two wins came off an unexpected win against bottom side Bidvest Wits and an unexpected 2-0 win over Mali's Djoliba away.
Hassania Agadir just like the other Moroccan outfits in this competition were in good form finishing top with three wins, two draws and a loss. They will definitely be too strong for Libyans in this encounter.
Al Masry (Egypt) vs RS Berkane (Morocco)
This will be the highlight of the quarterfinals. Al Masry finished it's pool second behind compatriots Pyramids with three wins, a draw and two losses while RS Berkane finished on top of their pool with three wins, two draws and a loss.
In this Egypt v Morocco supremacy battle, stats and numbers are in theMoroccanscorner and they will likely progress into the last four.
Enyimba (Nigeria) vs Horoya (Guinea)
An all-West African affair, Enyimba will be out to add a Confederation Cup to their two Champions League. However, the sturdy Guineans have bossed their group stage matches winning four matches and drawing two without losing any.
Who will blink first here?
We think that Horoya will get a good result in Nigeria and cap it with a win in Conakry to progress. Tough one to call!