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CAF Confederation Cup

Rangers Face Zesco; Rivers Meet Rayon




Enugu Rangers have been drawn to face Zambia’s Zesco United in the play off for a place in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. Similarly, Rivers United have the hurdle of Rayon Sports of Rwanda to cross in order to get to the group stage of the competition.
That is the outcome of the draw made at the October 6 City headquarters of CAF on Tuesday morning. The two Nigerian clubs will play the home matches first.
The first leg matches will take place on the weekend of 7-9 April 2017 and the return leg on the weekend of 14-16 April 2017.
Seeding was applied in the making of the draw. The two Nigerian clubs along with 10 others were put in Pot C as the unseeded teams.
Those seeded that were put in Pot A were TP Mazembe of DR Congo , FUS Rabat of Morocco, AC Leopards of Congo and Young Africans of Tanzania.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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