Rayon Sports Football club will face Enyimba International Football Club of Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the 2018 TOTAL CAF Confederation Cup.
This follows the draw that was held at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday.
Rayon Sports were officially represented at the draw by their Vice President Fred Muhirwa.
Rayon secured the ticket to quarterfinals after beating Tanzania’s Young Africans 2-1 last on August 30, 2018 in their last Group D game at Stade de Kigali and emerged second in the group with nine points behind USM Alger who finished top with 11 points.
The first leg game between Rayon and Nigeria’s giants Enyimba will be played between the dates of September 14-16, when the Rwandan 2016-17 league champions host the Nigerians in Kigali before they fly to Nigeria for the return leg clash slated on September 23, 2018.
While it is their first time to reach the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup, being the furthest stage they attained in the African competition, Rayon Sports will face Enyimba who are a big name in the African football competitions having won the CAF Champions league (the Africa’s biggest inter club competition) twice, in 2003 and 2004 and having reached the semis of the tournament in 2008 and 2011.
The winner between Rayon Sports and Enyimba will face the winner between CARA Brazzaville and Morocco’s Raja Casablanca in the semifinals.
In other fixtures of the 2018 TOTAL CAF Confederation Cup, CARA Brazzaville will face Raja Casablanca while Egyptian Al Masry will play against USM Algiers with AS Vita Club of DRC playing RS Berkane for a semifinal qualification in the tournament which is Africa’s secondary club football competition.