CAFCL/CC: Enyimba, Rivers United, Others Get Tricky Opponents

Enyimba and Remo Stars to Face Tough Opponents in CAF Champions League

Enyimba and Remo Stars, two Nigerian football clubs, are set to face challenging opponents in the first round of the CAF Champions League. Enyimba, the reigning Nigerian champions, have been paired with Ahli Benghazi from Libya. The first leg of the match will see Enyimba traveling away, while the reverse fixture will take place in Aba a week later.

The winner of this contest will then proceed to face either Coton Sport Garoua from Cameroon or Cote d’Ivoire’s ASEC Mimosa in the next round. It promises to be an intense battle as the teams fight for a place in the group stage of the competition.

In another exciting matchup, Remo Stars will be taking on Medeama, the Ghanaian Premier League champions. The first leg is scheduled to be held in Ghana, with the second leg set to take place at Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne. Both teams will be aiming to secure a victory and advance to face Horoya FC of Guinea in their quest for a spot in the group stage.

Meanwhile, in the CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United, a club based in Port Harcourt, has received a bye in the draw. They will await the winner of the tie between Etoile Filante from Burkina Faso and Ziguinchor from Senegal. The winner of this matchup will secure a place in the group stage of the competition.

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Bendel Insurance, the other Nigerian club in the CAF Confederation Cup, will face ASO Chlef from Algeria in the first round. If Bendel Insurance manages to overcome their Algerian opponents, they will then face former champions RS Berkane in the second round.

The first leg of these thrilling matches is scheduled to take place between August 18-20, with the reverse fixture set to be played a week later. Football fans can look forward to an action-packed and competitive series of games as these teams battle it out for glory in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.

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