Nigerian Clubs To Know African Foes Friday As CAF Holds Draw
Two Nigerian clubs will know their opponents on Friday when CAF conducts draws for the Champions League and Confederation Cup in Cairo.
Lobi Stars is representing the country in the CAF Champions League, while Enugu Rangers are still in contention for the Confederation Cup trophy.
Makurdi based Lobi Stars booked their spot in the group stages of the CAF Champions League following a 3-3 aggregate scoreline against Kenyan champions, Gor Mahia.
They lost the first leg 3-1, but won the reverse fixture 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Saturday to sail through on away goals rule.
It is the second time Solomon Ogbeide’s led side will be playing in the group phase following their debut appearance in the competition in 2000.
Rangers made it to the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday following a 2-0 aggregate win against Union Sportive Madinet Bel Abbes also in Enugu on Sunday.
The Flying Antelopes held the Algerians to a goalless draw in the first leg.
No Nigerian club has won the Confederation Cup in the past, but Enyimba has won the Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004.Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.
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