Baptism of fire for Stars

Platinum Stars' harsh introduction to the rigours of continental football will continue in July after they were drawn against holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia in the fourth round of the African Confederations Cup.

Platinum Stars' harsh introduction to the rigours of continental football will continue in July after they were drawn against holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia in the fourth round of the African Confederations Cup.

Mamelodi Sundowns will play against Egyptian club Haras Al Hodoud in their next tie, it was determined at the draw on Saturday in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Both South African sides dropped down into the Confederations Cup after they were eliminated at the third round stage of the African Champions League last weekend.

Stars lost to Egypt giants Al Ahly after being handed a tough draw in their first expedition in continental club competition.

Both South African sides play at home in the first leg on the weekend of July 11-13.

The return legs will be played on the weekend of July 25-27.

The winners advance to the group phase, which starts in August. - Sports Reporter

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