CAF holds draw for African Confederation Cup quarterfinals

TOPSHOT - This picture shows the trophy prior to the draw of the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) Confederation cup at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo on December 28, 2018. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

CS Sfaxien of Tunisia was drawn to face JS Kabylie of Algeria in the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup, a tournament they are seeking to win for a record-extending fourth time.

FILE PHOTO: A photo of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Confederation Cup trophy. (Photo credit MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

The draw for the knockout phase of the competition was held on Friday at CAF headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

The second quarterfinal will see 2018 champions Raja Casablanca of Morocco face off against 2015 runners-up Orlando Pirates of South Africa.

Raja is the only side in this season’s competition to have won all its six matches so far and is also yet to concede a goal.

Last season’s beaten finalists Pyramids F.C. will continue its quest to win its maiden continental title by getting past Nigerian side Enyimba.

Cameroon’s Coton Sport was drawn to face Jaraaf of Senegal, who are appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time. Coton Sport, like Pyramids F.C., will also be aiming to capture a first continental title.

The Cameroonian side finished as CAF Champions League runners up in 2008 and were CAF Cup losing finalists in 2003.

The first legs of the quarterfinals will take place on May 16 with the second legs being played a week later.

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