CAF unveils opponents of Nigeria representatives ahead of the Champions league

Nigeria champions Rangers International will confront Algerian club Jeunne Sportive Saoura in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

The draw for the preliminary round of the competition was held on Wednesday in the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation Of Africa Football.

The first leg will be played away in Algeria in early February 2017, with the second leg to be played in Enugu a fortnight later.

The winners of the tie will face former champions and this year’s finalists Zamalek of Egypt in the next round.

Last season’s runners up in the NPFL Rivers United also have a tricky fixture against Mali’s AS Bamako.

Rivers United next face El Merrikh of Sudan or Sony Nguema of Guinea in the next round if they go past the Malians. They will travel to Bamako for the first leg and will host the return fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium.

In the Confederation Cup, Federation Cup winners FC IfeanyiUbah will square up against Al- Masry of Egypt in the preliminary tie with FC Djoliba of Mali waiting for the winner.

Nigeria’s other representatives in the competition Wikki Tourists will tackle RSLAF of Sierra Leone in the preliminary round and Club Africain of Tunisia in the first round.

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