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GPA pair with Sewe Sport in CAF Champions league preliminaries

Dec 23, 2016, 12:43 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

National champions Gambia Ports Authority have been paired with Ivorian Premier league side Sewe Sport in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup preliminaries at a recent draw for the tournament.

The Gambia champions will host the Ivorian premier side in the first leg in Banjul in February 2017, while the Ivorian side will welcome GPA in the second leg in Abidjan in a fortnight after the first leg.

Gambia Ports Authority are third place in the country’s premier league with 8 points in five league matches four points behind new league leaders Real De Banjul. Real have secured 12 points in five league matches.

Sewe Sport are fifth place in the Ivorian top flight with 10 points in six league matches two points behind league leaders ASEC Mimosa, who have snatched 12 points in six league outings.

Gambia Ports Authority’s last appearance in the continent’s elite football club competition was in 2011, when they were eliminated by Senegalese side Jaraaf 2-0 in the second leg of the preliminaries played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium, following a draw in the first leg in Dakar.