Egypt's Ismaily, ENPPI to face Bizertin, St George in Confederation Cup

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 7 May 2013

Ismaily and ENPPI are set to take on Tunisia's C.A. Bizertin and Ethiopia's St George respectively in CAF Confederation Cup's round of final 16

Ismaily's players (Photo: AO)


Egypt Duo Ismaily and ENPPI are set to play Tunisia's C.A. Bizertin and Saint George of Ethiopia respectively in the CAF Confederation Cup's round of last 16.

According to the draw, which was held in Cairo on Tuesday, first-leg matches will take place on 17, 18 or 19 May in Tunisia and Ethiopia. The second legs will be played on 31 May and 1 or 2 June in Egypt.

Both C.A. Bizertin and Saint George are among eight clubs who were dropped from the CAF Champions League's round of 16.

The Tunisian club was ousted by Egypt's Ahly with a 2-1 aggregate win, while rivals Zamalek reached the Champions League group stage at the expense of Saint George on the away-goal rule following a 3-3 aggregate draw.

"It was a fair draw. I expect a tough encounter against a side who stretched fellow Egyptian side Zamalek in the last two Champions League games," ENPPI's representative at the draw Hisham El-Azab was quoted as saying on CAF's official website.

"We know about Saint George; they are a strong side and held Zamalek at home and only lost on goals away rule, so it will be a difficult match," said El-Azab.

"We want to succeed in this competition so we'll fight hard to make progress," he added.

CAF Confederation Cup round of 16 full draw:

Stade Malien (Mali) vs Lydia (Burundi)

Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) vs C.S.S (Tunisia)

FUS Rabat (Morocco) vs ASFAR (Morocco)

CAB (Tunisia) vs Ismaily (Egypt)

E.S Setif (Algeria) vs US Bitam (Gabon)

JSM Bejaia (Algeria) vs E.S.S (Tunisia)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo) vs Liga Maculmana (Mozambique)

St George (Ethiopia) vs ENPPI (Egypt)

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