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CAF Champions League : Rivers United, Plateau United Advance To Next Round

CAF Champions League : Rivers United, Plateau United Advance To Next Round

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Rivers United are through to the next round of the CAF Champions despite going down to a 1-0 defeat against Liberia’s Watanga FC on Sunday night.

Farsedu Logan scored the only goal of the game from the spot on 16 minutes.

Rivers United qualified 3-1 on aggregate.

Stanley Eguma’s side will face Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the first round.

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The country’s other representative in the competition, Plateau United also scaled through to the next after a 1-0 win against Stade Mandji of Gabon at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

Haggai Katoh netted the winning goal for the home team in the 63rd minute.

Fidelis Ilechukwu’s side won the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

The Jos club will do battle with Tunisia’s Esperance in the next round.

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  • Toni 1 year ago

    This one that all our club sides are meeting north Africa sides very early while South African clubs are having easy draws.I smell a rat

    • My brother I support u u dey smell the rat too

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Yea, South African clubs are having “easy draws” just like their North African counterparts because their past performances in CAF competitions gives them the advantage as top seeds. They dont get booted our in preliminary or 1st round stage like your owns.

      When your own clubs too start performing well in CAF club competitions, they too would start getting “easy draws”. Look for better things to do with your nostrils.

  • Supatemmy 1 year ago

    Omo! Our next opponent are hard nuts to crack o…. I wish Nigerian clubs will spring surprise for us

  • Codex 1 year ago

    This is a combination of conspiracy and accumulated performance ratio
    Conspiracy in the sense that West African clubs will be few,if any before the group stages our own case is more baffling if we got USM Algiers or Mo Bejaia,then we may stand a chance but to draw the defending champs and one of the most successful teams in Africa is not good at all, while east African and South African clubs are drawn with teams from the same region or central African clubs. anyway “Anything is possible” in the game of football as for the other part which is the accumulated performance part it is the part where due to CAF coefficient rule countries whose clubs don’t qualify for the group stages or latter phases of the tournament across a 2 to 4 year period are likely to draw the pre tournament favorites and due to the historical inability of the NFF to restructure and revamp our league,our continental reps are bound to suffer the knock on effects of a poorly run league although Enyimba is the only outlier due to their experience in caf tournaments but are bound to be affected by the coefficient rule also if caf can adopt a club by club coefficient based on appearance numbers then our teams who have caf tournament history will stand a chance.

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