ASEC Mimosas must beat Nigerian side Lobi Stars to increase any hopes for a place in the quarterfinals of this year’s CAF Champions League.

The two West African sides lock horns in their final group qualifier at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Saturday, 16 March 2019.

Tunisian referee Haythem Guirat will take charge of the match in Enugu.

The Ivorians third in their Group A standings level on points with second-placed Wydad Casablanca.

Casablanca ranked ahead of the Ivorian giant due to the head-to-head tiebreaker.

It could be recalled that Asec defeated the North Africans 2-0 in Abidjan last weekend – thanks to a brace from Ahmed Toure – to give themselves hope of advancing.

Lobi Stars on the other hand, mathematically are out of the race after their 3-0 loss away to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.

Elsewhere in the group, for the Mimosas to qualify for the final eight, they must hope Sundowns avoid defeat in Rabat.

The Matchday 2 meeting of ASEC and Stars in Abidjan in January saw the Ivorian side claim a narrow 1-0 win, with a goal from Herve Diomande.

The Ortom Boys will hope to gain some revenge for that defeat and at least have the satisfaction of denying their fellow West Africans a place in the knockout phase.

CAF Champions League Group A standings

CAF Champions League Group A standings.

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