JS Kabilye to rely on home record against Sunshine
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Algeria's JS Kabilye will be counting on their perfect home record when they host Nigeria's Sunshine Stars in a Confederation Cup Group B match on Friday.
Kabylie have won the African Champions League twice, African Cup Winners Cup once and the Caf Cup three consecutive times.
They have a perfect home record in the tournament this season and did not concede a goal when they defeated Tevragh Ziena of Mauritania, Missile of Gabon and Diaraf of Senegal.
Sunshine are appearing in a continental competition for the first, but they have already eliminated 3 teams in the qualifiers.
They ousted Tiko United of Cameroon, USFA of Burkina Faso and Al Ittihad of Libya in the knock out stages and won their first group match a fort night ago, beating DR Congo's DC Motema Pembe 2-0 to top Group B.
Their coach Gbenga Ogunbote says they are not afraid of any team.
"Our target is to go all the way and win the Confederation Cup, our objective is to win at home and avoid defeat away," he told Nigerian media.
Kabylie conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 to Morocco's MAS two weeks ago, so they need maximum points to get back on track for the title challenge.
MAS will be targetting a second win in the group phase when they play DC Motema Pembe away in Kinshasa.
Motema Pembe will need to solve a goal drought that has seen them fail to score in seven matches in all competitions, if they are to win.
Both opening Group A matches ended in a 1-1 draw.
This weekend Club Africain of Tunisia have home advantage over Nigerians Kaduna United.
The other group match sees favourites Asec Mimosa travel to face InterClube of Angola.