Rangers draws Zesco Utd, Rivers faces Rayon Sport in CAF Confederation Cup

(Last Updated On: 2017-03-22)

Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers have been handed a tough draw against Zambia’s Zesco United in round of 32 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.

The country ‘s other representative, Rivers United, would face Rwanda’s Rayon Sport in the same round, following Tuesday’s draw in Cairo, Egypt.

Both Rangers and Rivers United dropped down to the Confederation Cup after being eliminated from the CAF Champions League first round.

Rangers failed to qualify for the group stages of the CAF Champions League after losing 5-3 on aggregate to Egyptian giants, Zamalek, while Rivers United fell 4-3 to Sudan’s Al-Merrikh.

Zesco United FC progressed to the playoff phase of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 5-3 aggregate win over Burundian side Le Messager.

The first leg matches would take place on the weekend of 7-9 April 2017 and the return leg on the weekend of 14-16 April 2017.

The winners of the ties would progress to the group stage.


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