CAFCC: Enyimba, Rivers United to face North African sides

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rivers United to face North African sides

Nigeria’s remaining representatives in the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC); Enyimba FC and Rivers United will face North African opponents in the penultimate round before the group stage, reports.

Enyimba defeated Senegalese side Diambars 4-0 on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition while Rivers United were beaten 1-2 on aggregate by Al Hilal of Sudan in the Champions League, prompting the Nigerians to drop to the CAFCC.

In the draws for the playoff round of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup conducted in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday afternoon, the two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides were drawn against dicey North African sides.

Former African champions Enyimba were drawn against Libyan side Al Ittihad Tripoli for a place in the group stage. It is the second season in a row that Enyimba will face a Libyan side after their meeting with Al Ahly Benghazi last season.

The first leg game will hold in Benghazi on the weekend of November 28 while the return leg will hold in Aba, South Eastern, Nigeria a week later.

Port Harcourt based Rivers United will travel to Egypt once again after they were drawn against Al Masry of Egypt. United only last Sunday lost the second leg of their Champions League tie against Al Hilal in Suez, Egypt and will have to face Al Masry at the Alexandria Stadium in the second leg of their duel.

Rivers United will host the first leg at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on November 28. Winners over two legs will advance to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

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