NPFL Side Rivers United Handed Tough Group for CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United Handed Tough Group for CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United has been drawn into a challenging and a little bit of “best jollof rice battle” group for the CAF Confederation Cup, during a draw ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 6, 2023.Rivers United Handed Tough Group for CAF Confederation Cup

The Nigerian Premier Football League team earned their spot in the competition by defeating Etoile Filante de Quagadougou with a 2-0 aggregate score.

This draw ceremony was hosted at the studios of Supersport TV in the South African capital.

The former NPFL champions find themselves in Group C, alongside Tunisian powerhouse Club Africain, debutants Dreams FC from Ghana, and fellow newcomers, Academica do Lobito from Angola.

The draw involved 16 winners from the second round of qualifying, forming four groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group will progress to the quarter-final stage.

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The group stage of the Confederation Cup is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, November 26, 2023, and will continue until March 3, 2024.

Full Draw for the 2023/24 CAF Confederations Cup:

Group A:
– Future FC (EGY)
– Supersport United (RSA)
– Al Hilal Benghazi (LBY)

Group B:
– Zamalek (EGY)
– Sagrada Esperança (ANG)
– Academie SOAR
– Abu Salim (LBY)

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Group C:
– Rivers United (NGR)
– Club Africain (TUN)
– Dreams FC (GHA)
– Academica do Lobito (ANG)

Group D:
– RS Berkane (MAR)
– Diables Noirs (CGO)
– Stade Malien (MLI)
– Sekukhune United (RSA)

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