Nigerian clubs excel in CAF Champions League

Rivers United Football Club [Photo Credit: Africasports24]

The two teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United and Enugu Rangers, have qualified for the next phase of the continent’s premium club football tournament.

While Rivers United qualified in emphatic style, beating AS Real from Mali 4-0, Rangers pulled through via the away goals’ rule as Sunday’s game at the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium ended in a barren draw.

Rangers had played out a 1-1 draw in last weekend’s first leg game against JS Saoura, hence the 0-0 score from Sunday’s game was just enough to see them through.

The reigning Nigeria League champions will now face Egyptian giants, Zamalek, in the First Round.

On their part, Rivers United, who drew their first leg 0-0, will go up against Sudanese club, Al-Merrikh, in the First Round.


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  • Dawood

    Geez, this is great. At times you’d think that the Nigerian media was an outlet for European football. We never read about our local teams or players. Now back to endless stories about Messi and Ronaldo. *sigh*

  • Fadama

    This will be a tough ride for Rangers to play against Zamalek. I wish them the best.

  • Otile

    How can Nigerians be celebrating while our Imam is missing for one month and going? We don’t want the lying clique to be showing us touched up pictures of Imam Buhari. We want to know the truth about his health. I wish Imam was receiving treatment at Abuja people would know that he is really sick and hurting and millions of Nigerians would fire prayers and fasting and by now he would be hale and hearty. The deception is obstructing sympathy, blessing from prayers, absolution of sin from fasting for Imam. Deceivers are holding our Imam in spiritual bondage.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Up rangers!

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