BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Continental débutantes, Remo Stars have been handed a tricky Confederation Cup opener as they are to face Association sportive des Forces armées royales (AS FAR) of Morocco, the 2006 winners of the Cup and runners up in the following year.
The Moroccan military sports club also won the CAF Champions League in 1985. They were the club that eliminated Nigeria’s Stationery Stores at the quarter finals stage in Nigeria’s debut appearance at the former African Cup of Champion Clubs in 1968
ASFAR hosts the first leg match on 9 September while the return leg in Ikenne will hold on 18 September. The aggregate winners will face the winner of the game between AAGBS of Guinea and Mauritania’s Nouakchott Kings.
Nigeria’s second representatives, Kwara United who are making a second attempt at the competition after their debut of 2007 have a relatively easy fixture.
They will face AS Douanes of Niger Republic in their opening match scheduled for Ilorin on 9 September. The return leg will hold in Niamey the following week.
Should Kwara United win, they will have dates with Moroccan side, RS Berkane.