CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United to know group opponents Friday

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Rivers United will know their opponents in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage on Friday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the date following the completion of the qualifying rounds across the continent.

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Rivers United defeated Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso 2-0 on Sunday in the second leg of the second preliminary round of the competition at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium to secure qualification to the group stages.

The former Nigeria Premier Football League champions reached the quarter-final of last season’s CAF Confederation Cup where Young Africans of Tanzania eliminated them.

The Pride of Rivers are the only Nigerian club that made it to the group stage of the competition following the elimination of Bendel Insurance by RS Berkane of Morocco.

No Nigerian club have won the competition in the past.

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