CAF: Rivers Utd battle Celtic, Enyimba tackle El-Merreikh

Rivers United have been paired against South Africa club side, Bloemfontein Celtic in the first round of the 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup after the preliminary round was concluded at the weekend.

It will be recalled that Rivers United qualified for the first round after overcoming Equatorial Guinea side, Futuro Kings 2-0 on penalties as both legs ended 3-3 aggregate.

Ospini Egbe was the hero for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ with the penalties saves at the Adokiye Amiesimka stadium.

In the same vein, Enyimba will face Sudanese side, El-Merreikh SC after booking a spot in the first round of the CAF Champions League qualifiers with a 2-1 aggregate win over Rahimo on Sunday in Aba.

The People’s Elephant who had defeated Rahimo 1-0 in Burkina Faso in the first leg, drew 1-1 in Aba to advance to the next round of the competition on away goals.

El-Merriekh qualified for the second preliminary qualifying round after a 3-1 aggregate win over AS Otoho of Congo.

According to the continental football governing body, the first-leg matches will be played on 22 and 23 December 2020, and the second leg on 5, 6 January 2021 with the first-named teams are first-leg hosts.


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