Sep 4, 2008, 6:00 AM
Gamtel have booked a date with West African opponents AS Real De Bamako of
The Malians are a familiar side in the CAF club championships where they have made numerous appearances and are now into their second appearance at the Confederation Cup.
Brikama United will have to face a North African opponent in the calibre of Esperance of Tunisia, the current African champions, also known as EST, who have so far made 11 appearances at the CAF Champions league level.
The Gambian clubs sailed to the second stage of the qualifiers by stunning Senegalese clubs on penalties.
They will first take on their opponents in
FA cup champions Gamtel, who beat Cassa Sports 4-3 on penalties after both legs ended in a deadlock, will face AS Real De Bamako of
League champions Brikama United will face Esperance
While Gamtel displayed skills in their well-taken penalty kicks to qualify, Brikama United put up wonderful performance to make it through to the next stage.
Coach Tapha Manneh and boys and Brikama United head coach Sulayman Kuyateh are certainly ready for a more difficult combat.
Kuyateh has so far expressed satisfaction with his team as they progress to the next round of the 2012 Orange CAF Champions League.
Both matches will be played in the weekend of March 23 in
The return leg will be played in the weekend of April 6 in
EST Tunisia is an experienced side in this competition. North African teams are always difficult to play against; therefore Brikama United are expected to prepare for the huge task ahead.