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Rivers United get tricky CAF Confederation Cup group stage draw



Nigeria’s Rivers United will travel to North Africa, southern Africa as well as the continent’s west coast in their quest to win for Nigeria, the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time. No Nigerian clubside has ever won the tournament since it began 19 years ago following the scrapping of the CAF Cup and the Cup Winners’ tournament.

In the draw conducted in South Africa this Friday, Rivers United are drwan in Group C along with APC Lobito of Angola, Club Africain of Tunisia and Ghana’s Dream FC.


The full draw of the CAF Confederation Cup group stage:

Group A

  • USM Alger (Algeria)
  • Al Hilal Benghazi (Libya)
  • Modern Future FC (Egypt)
  • SuperSport United (South Africa)

Group B

  • Zamalek (Egypt)
  • Abo Selim, (Libya)
  • SOAR (Guinea)
  • Sagrada Esperanca (Angola)

Group C

  • Rivers United (Nigeria)
  • APC Lobito (Angola)
  • Club Africain (Tunisia)
  • Dreams FC (Ghana)

Group D

  • RS Berkane (Morocco)
  • Sekhukhune United (South Africa)
  • Stade Malien (Mali)
  • 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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