The impressive outing of two teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Champions League has earned them qualification to the next round. Rangers and Rivers United have qualified for the first round of the continent’s premium club football tournament.
Rivers United qualified by beating AS Real from Mali 4-0, in emphatic style, while Rangers won through away goals’ rule as yesterday. It should alos be noted that the 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. Rivers United, will confront the Sudanese club, Al-Merrikh, in the First Round.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, Wikki Tourists were eliminated from the competition despite beating Royal Armed Forces Football Club of Sierra Leone 1-0 at home.