Nigeria Professional Football League champions Rivers United will meet their group opponents on Wednesday for the 2022/23 CAF Confederation Cup, PUNCH the reports
CAF fixed the date of the draw at the beginning of the month after the final phase of the CAF Champions League preliminaries.
“The draw will take place in Cairo, Egypt, with the CAF Confederations Cup at 13:00 (11:00 GMT) and the CAF Champions League at 14:00 (12:00 GMT),” CAF announced in a statement on its website.
Missing out on a Champions League spot, Rivers United drew in the Confederations Cup after beating Libya’s Al Nasr 6-1 in the playoffs.
They won the first leg 5-0 in Port Harcourt and then drew 1-1 in Benghazi.
The NPFL champions are the only Nigerian team left on the continent after Plateau United climbed the hurdle of Libya’s Al Akhdar in the second round of the Confederations Cup qualifiers.
Earlier, Remo Stars met in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup portal, as Kwara United failed to survive against Morocco’s RS Berkane.
The draw for the Confederations Cup is dominated by North African teams, with six clubs from Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia; behind it is West Africa with four from Nigeria, Mali, Ivory Coast and Togo, just as Central Africa has three clubs from DR Congo and another from Congo to make four; South Africa and East Africa, on the other hand, produced one club each.
The qualified teams are: Rivers United, Al Akhdar (Libya), ASFAR (Morocco), Real Bamako (Mali), ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast), ASKO de Cara (Togo), White Mountain (DRC), Black Devils (Congo). , Saint Eloi Lupopo (DRC), Future FC (Egypt), Marumo Gallants FC (South Africa), Pyramids FC (Egypt), TP Mazembe (DRC), US Monastir (Tunisia), USM Alger (Algeria) and Young Africans (Tanzania) . . . .