Nigeria’s flag bearer in the CAF champions League, Lobi Stars will have to navigate their way past two recent champions in the group phase of the competition after they were handed a tough draw on Friday.

Lobi Stars are in Group A alongside 2016 Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and 2017 winners, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

Horoya of Guinea are the other group opponent for the Nigeria representative.

Lobi who qualified for the group stage of the competition for the first time since year 2000 defeated Gor Mahia of Kenya in the last round of the competition.

Meanwhile, Rangers International of Nigeria have been drawn against Lesotho Premier League champion, Bantu FC in the playoff stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Bantu FC will host the Flying Antelopes on January 11, 2019 while the second leg is scheduled for a week later in Enugu.



CAF Champions League (Full Draw)


Group A

Lobi Stars

ASEC Mimosas


Wydad Casablanca


Group B

FC Platinum

Orlando Pirates



Group C

Ismaily CS


Club Africain


Group D

JS Saoura

Simba SC

AS Vita Club

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