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CAF Cup: RSLAF ready to face tough adventure in Tunis 

CAF Cup: RSLAF ready to face tough adventure in Tunis 

The Republic of Sierra Leone Army Forces (RSLAF) will face a new and touch African adventure this weekend in Tunisia against one of Africa’s giant teams Club Africain.
The Tunisian omnisport club, winners of the 27th edition of the CAF Champions League will go toe to toe against RSLAF for the first time ever on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the Stade Olympique de Radès in the first leg double header in Tunis and the second leg in Freetown, Sierra Leone the following weekend.
Head Coach, Alimamy Bangura, has said his side will settle with a defensive formation in Tunis playing on the break. No injury headache for coach Bangura, whose team are in high spirits going into Sunday’s cracker despite any financial difficulties.
RSLAF on paper no doubts are the underdogs and many African pundits are sceptical on backing the Sierra Leone team to cause an upset yet again.
RSLAF have nothing to lose they have been impressive following their triumph in Nigeria and many Sierra Leoneans soccer fans believe they can stamp another shocker in this competition if they can pick up a vital away goal in Tunis.
Undoubtedly the Tunisian are embarking on a campaign, under the banner of “rehabilitation of Tunisian football”
However, they will be without January acquisition Zimbabwean striker Matthew Rusike but the technical staff will be able to count on Seifeddin Jaziri and Malian striker Malick Touré.
During the 2016 CAF Champions League, Club Africain was eliminated 2-1 by Algerian top flight side MO Béjaïa despite winning the first leg 1-0 at home.
Club Africain Honours:  African Champions League Winners: 1991 –  CAF Confederation Cup Runners-up: 2011 –  Afro-Asian Club Championship Winners: 1993 – African Cup Winners’ Cup – Runners-up: 1990, 1999
“Football is an unpredictable game and if RSLAF can eliminate Nigerian club Wikki Tourists 2-1 on aggregate in the preliminary stage, playing with 10 men for almost 35 minutes nothing is impossible,” Joshua Sandy said in RSLAF defence.
CAF Confederations Cup weekend matches
African Cup of Champions Clubs
Winners: 1991
CAF Confederation Cup
Runners-up: 2011
Afro-Asian Club Championship
Winners: 1993
African Cup Winners’ Cup
Runners-up: 1990, 1999
CAF Confederations Cup weekend matches
11.03. 13:00    Vipers (Uga) v Platinum Stars (Rsa)
11.03. 13:30    Sanga Balende (DRC) v Hilal El Obied Club (Sud)
11.03. 14:00    Libolo (Ang) v Ngezi Platinum FC (Zim)
11.03. 14:30    Etoile du Congo (Con) v Kabylie (Alg)
11.03. 16:30    AS Kaloum Star (Gui) v IR Tanger (Mar)
11.03. 17:00    Onze Createurs (MLI) v Rayon Sport (Rwa)
11.03. 17:00    Sfaxien (Tun) v Young Sports Academy (Cmr)
12.03. 15:00    Club Africain (Tun) v RSLAF (SLE)
12.03. 16:00    ASEC Mimosas (Ivo) v APEJES Academy (Cmr)
12.03. 16:15    Azam (Tan) v Mbabane Swall. (Swa)
12.03. 16:30    Ahli Shendi (Sud) v Supersport (Rsa)
12.03. 17:00    Djoliba (Mli) v El Masry (Egy)
12.03. 19:00    Maghreb Fez (Mar) v Sporting Gagnoa (Ivo)
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