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Africa Orange Champions League draws out

Africa Orange Champions League draws out

Lions host Djoliba Athletic.  Ports travel to Toure K Footpro

Today Monday 20th December the Confederation of African Football, CAF held the draws in Egypt for the interclub’s Orange Champions League and the Confederation Cup competition. 55 and 52 clubs across Africa will compete for various titles respectively.

Both competitions will commence in January 2011 (28th, 29th, and 30th) and the Orange Champions League final will be played in November 2011 (11th, 12th, 13th) while the Orange Confederation Cup in December 2011 (2nd, 3rd, 4th)

East End Lions from Sierra Leone will host Djoliba Athletic from Mali the last week in January 2011 (28th -30th) in the 15th Orange CAF Champions League, return leg in a fortnight.

The ‘Water Front Boys’ Ports Authority FC who will represent Sierra Leone in the 3rd Orange Confederations Cup will travel to Senegal to face Toure Kunda Footpro (Mbour) in the first leg tie the same weekend of January 28-30, 2011 and host the return leg in Freetown two weeks later.

According to the Sierraleonefootball.com both Sierra Leonean team coaches, Port Authority FC Christian Cole and Abu Sankoh East End Lions are optimistic about going past this first stage of the competition.

The East End Lions Coach Abu Sankoh says their opponent Djoliba is tough but he’s confident of doing well. “Djoliba are not an easy opponent but we’ll prepare well for them and I have confidence that we can eliminate them.

We’ve learnt a lot from the just concluded CAF Champions League. We nearly eliminated one of the finalists Esperance of Tunisia in early stage of the competition but went out because of mistakes. Those mistakes will be corrected this time round.”

“We’ve already started preparing for the competition and now that we know our opponent in the preliminary round we’ll go all out to know about them and study their weaknesses,” said Coach Cole.

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