“Yes we can be satisfied because we were not drawn against big teams like Supersports (South Africa), Algeria and Moroccan teams which are highly rated. But we need to treat the game like we did against Mamelodi Sundowns,” Minneart said.
Rayon dropped to CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-0 aggregate loss at the hands of Sundowns at the 1/16th round of the Total CAF Champions League.
“We have got some information about the game and the preparations have been going well. We have avoided some big teams but we need to approach the game the manner we did against Mamelodi,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Sporting Director of Costa do Sol, Artur Faria is optimistic about his team’s chances against the Rwanda champions, citing the first leg away from home as positive.
“I think Rayon is an opponent that is within our reach. We have the advantage of playing the second leg at home. We have already gathered information from Rayon’s campaign in the CAF Champions League,” Faria said.
Rayon are hoping to become the first Rwandese club to reach the group stage of a major continental club competition.
Friday, 6 April 2018
Bidvest (South Africa) vs Enyimba (Nigeria)
CF Mounana (Gabon) vs El Masry (Egypt)
Rayon Sports (Rwanda) vs Costa do Sol (Mozambique)
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Zanaco (Zambia) vs Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
AS Vita (DR Congo) vs CS la Mancha (Congo)
Saint George (Ethiopia) vs CARA (Congo)
UD Songo (Mozambique) vs Hilal Obeid (Sudan)
Plateau United (Nigeria) vs USM Alger (Algeria)
Young Africans (Tanzania) vs Wolaitta Dicha (Ethiopia)
Generation Foot (Senegal) vs RS Berkane (Morocco)
Williamsville (Cote d’Ivoire) vs Niefang (Equatorial Guinea)
Sunday, 8 April 2018
El Hilal (Sudan) vs Akwa United (Nigeria)
Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs Supersport (South Africa)
Aduana (Ghana) vs Fosa Juniors (Madagascar)
ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) vs CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
MFM (Nigeria) vs Djoliba (Mali)