Rivers United, the sole survivor of Nigeria’s quartet for 2017 CAF inter clubs competition, will on Wednesday know their group opponents when the draw for the CAF Confederation Cup is made at 6 October City headquarters of CAF.
Rivers United on Saturday became the last qualifiers of the 16 teams as their playoff with Rayon Sports of Rwanda was delayed for one week to enable their opponents’ country, Rwanda, mark the anniversary of the tragic genocide that occurred years ago.
Rivers United qualified on 2-0 aggregate. The other qualifiers include Zesco United of Zambia which eliminated Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers. Others are TP Mazembe (DR Congo, CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), FUS Rabat (Morocco), Smouha (Egypt), Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) and MC Alger of Algeria.
The others are: Horoya (Guinea), the South African duo of Platinum Stars and SuperSport United, Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid of Sudan, Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland), Club Africain (Tunisia) and Kampala City Council Authority of Uganda.
The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four. In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to quarter finals of the knockout stage.