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Scary as Nigeria’s ‘Uniteds’ hope to avert 11 North African clubs in CAF Confederation bye draw today



Rivers United and Plateau United


Nigeria’s duo eliminated Champions League hopefuls, Rivers United and Plateau United will begin new lives in the continental second tie league, the Confederation Cup.

The two are among the projected 16 losing teams of the second round of the CAF Champions League. The only undecided fixture is the of Rail Club Kadiogo (Burkina Faso) and  AS Vita Club (DR Congo).

All of them will be involved in the draw for the play-off for the Group Stage of the CAF Confederation Cup holding today in Cairo.

With North West African teams being the albatross of the four Nigerian clubs in the continent this year, both Rivers United and Plateau United will be hoping to avoid the Maghreb teams.

However, there are 11 North African teams in the  additional second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.


Among them are the Moroccan duo of ASFAR and  RS Berkane who used Nigerian teams as lunch pads to the new draw.

Also among the North African teams to be feared are Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya, US Monastir of Tunisia, USMA of Algeria),  Pyramids FC of Egypt, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and El Nasr of Libya.

Other North African clubs in the draw are Future FC of Egypt,  Club Africain of Tunisia), and  Al Akhder of Libya.

Below is the full list of teams of CAF Champions League Losing teams:

  • Rivers United FC (Nigeria)
  •  Plateau United FC (Nigeria)
  • TP Mazembe (DR Congo),
  • ASEC Mimosas (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Djoliba AC (Mali)
  • Al Ahli Tripoli (Libya),
  • CD Primeiro de Agosto (Angola)
  • Royal Leopards (Eswatini)
  • Rail Club Kadiogo (Burkina Faso) OR AS Vita Club (DR Congo),
  •  ASN Nigelec (Niger)
  •  US Monastir (Tunisia)
  •  La Passe FC (Seychelles)
  • ASKO de Kara (Togo),
  •  Flambeau du Centre (Burundi)
  • Cape Town CFC (South Africa)
  •  Young Africans (Tanzania)

 CAF Confederation Cup Winning teams:

  • USMA (Algeria)
  •  RS Berkane (Morocco)
  •  Pyramids FC (Egypt)
  •  CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
  •  El Nasr (Libya)
  •  Club Africain (Tunisia)
  •  DCMP (DR Congo)
  •  SC Gagnoa (Cote d’Ivoire)
  •  AS Real Bamako (Mali)
  •  Al Akhder (Libya)
  •  Royal AM FC (South Africa)
  •  St Eloi Lupopo (DR Congo)
  •  Marumo Gallants (South Africa)
  •  ASFAR (Morocco)
  •  Future FC (Egypt)
  •  Diables Noirs (Congo)

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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