Who are Horoya, Bandari’s CAF Cup opponents?


Who are Horoya, Bandari's CAF Cup opponents?
Soccer Football - CAF Champions League Quarter-Final - Al Ahly vs Horoya - Al-Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - September 22, 2018 Horoya players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

In Summary

  • The FKF Shield holders Bandari were paired with Horoya AC in the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs following the draw held in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday night
  • Horoya play in the League One Pro, the Guinean top flight club founded in 1975 and based in the country's capital Conakry

Who are Bandari’s Caf opponents Horoya AC?

The FKF Shield holders Bandari were paired with Horoya AC in the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs following the draw held in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday night.

Horoya play in the League One Pro, the Guinean top flight club founded in 1975 and are based in the country’s capital Conakry.

The club has won a record 16 league titles with their last triumph coming in the 2017-2018 season when they won the league on 60 points, 16 ahead of second placed Hafia.

Also known as Horoya Conakry, the Guinean giants are not new in the continental scene having featured nine times in the CAF Champions League competition with their first appearance coming in the year 2000.

They last participated in the 2018-2019 season when they managed to advance into the quarter finals but were eliminated by Egyptian football giants Al Ahly after a 4-0 aggregate loss.

With the first leg slated on October 27 at the stade 28 Septembre, Conakry stadium- the Didier Gomes Da Rosa coached side will hope to continue with their fine form at the ground having lost none in their last year’s Champions League matches at the stadium.

The stadium seems to be a fortress for visiting teams having also seen the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns losing their Caf assignments.

Notably, Horoya AC won the African Cup winners Cup in 1978, only three years after the club was founded.

The club’s Patron, Mamadou Antonio Souare,67 is also the President of Guinean Football Federation(G.F.F).

It’s evident that Bandari will have to be at their best with their comparatively narrow experience in this competition.

However, the Kenyan side should never be underrated having already slashed some odds as they recently eliminated Tunisian side USB Guardane as they bid to make history by advancing to the group stages for the first time in their history.

The second leg will be played at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on November 3.

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