Semi-final stage for Confederation Cup

InterClube's Pedro Manuel tussles with Ayman Solteri of Club Africain
InterClube (left) and Club Africain (right) are both harbouring hopes of reaching their first Confederation Cup final

The first legs of the Confederation Cup semi-finals get underway this weekend, with a second consecutive final between Morocco and Tunisia on the cards.

Moroccans MAS travel to Angola to face InterClube, while Nigeria's Sunshine Stars host Club Africain of Tunisia.

Whoever makes it through the semi-finals will clash in the two-legged final that spans November and December.

Last year, FUS Rabat of Morocco won the tournament after defeating Tunisians CS Sfaxien 3-2 in the final.

Sunshine Stars, who are challenging for the Nigerian league championship, will be looking to build on a fine home record in Africa this year - winning five, drawing one and registering a 9-1 goal tally.

But Club Africain striker Ajani Ibrahim will pose a danger, having netted four times in the competition this year.

MAS will prove a handful for InterClube, since the Moroccans' were unbeaten in the six matches of the group stage required to create the semi-finalists.

The return legs of the semi-finals take place on the weekend of 28-30 October.

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