Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko has been paired with their Algerian counterparts ES Sètif in the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Both clubs have won CAF Champions League competition twice and will be up for a blockbuster encounter.
ESS is one of the most successful clubs in Algeria, having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 eight times and the Algerian Cup a record of eight times. They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the CAF Champions League, winning it twice in 1988 and 2014. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, in 2007 and 2008, as well as three North African Cups in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, they became the first Algerian club to win the CAF Super Cup.
ES Sétif became CAF Champions League champion by defeating DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the 2014 final; and the reigning CAF Super Cup champions, by beating Egypt’s Al Ahly in the 2015 Super Cup and the reigning Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions.
Kotoko will host the Algerian giants on February 14, 2021 for the first leg while the second leg will take place on 21st February, 2021 in Algeria.
The Porcupine Warriors were booted out of the competition without playing the second leg of their first-round fixture against Al Hilal in Sudan after the match was called off. Al Hilal awarded a 2-0 victory following disagreements over Covid-19 cases prior to kickoff.
Source: Opemsuo.com / Sasu Danquah