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April 12, 2024

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: The Angolan derby headline tough group D

Viola NANKYA 

The Angolan derby pitting Petro de Luandaand G.D. Sagrada Esperança will be the highlight of Group D fixtures this weekend.

Petro wheeled off with the bragging rights when the two sides met two weeks ago, winning 2-1 to sail to the top of the group with seven points.

Esperança are rooted bottom of the table with just a point off their draw at home against Zamalek and victory against their arch nemesis will be hugely crucial to keep their hopes of making the quarters.

Meanwhile, under pressure Zamalek, under a new coach, will be facing Wydad Club Athletic in Cairo, hoping for their first victory of the group stages.

It is always fireworks when these two sides meet

They lost 3-1 to Wydad when they last met in Casablanca and the result proved to be the last blow to French tactician Patrice Carteron who was relieved off his duties after the game. Their only points have come off consecutive draws against Esperança and Petro.

Wydad meanwhile have two wins and are keen to grab a third to sail them top of the group if Petro falter at the hands of hands of their Angolan counterparts.