CAF Confederation Cup: Again, Rivers United, Plateau United Face Another North African Clubs

CAF Confederation Cup: Again, Rivers United, Plateau United Face Another North African Clubs

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By Amaechi Agbo

Two Nigeria clubs in the 2022/2023 CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers and Plateau United will once again face another North Africa clubs in the playoff round of the continent’s second tier league.

Both clubs have been paired to face two Lybian sides in the fixture released Tuesday

Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL champions, Rivers United will face El Nasr Benghazi of Lybia while Plateau United will battle Al Akhdar of same Lybia.

It could be recalled that both clubs were demoted from from the CAF Champions League after they lost 7-2 and 2-2 on aggravate against Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Esperance of Tunisia respectively in the preliminary rounds.

Rivers United and Plateau United are among the 16 losing clubs from the Champions League who joined the winning 16 teams in the Confederation Cup.

Below is the full fixtures of the CAF confederation Cup Playoff matches.

Kadiogo/ Vita vs Eloi Lupopo
Royal Leopards vs AS Real
TP Mazembe vs Royal AM
Primeiro de Agosto vs Future FC
ASEC Mimosas vs Gagnoa
Djoliba vs AS FAR
Ahli Tripoli vs Marumo Gallants
ASKO de Kara vs CS Sfaxien
Young Africans vs Club Africain
Flambeau du Centre vs DCMP
Rivers United vs El Nasr
US Monastir vs RS Berkane
Nigelec vs Pyramids FC
La Passe vs Diables Noirs
Plateau United vs Al Akhdar

First leg is on 2 November while second leg matches will hold on 9 November

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