Enyimba International of Aba, the nation’s only surviving club in this year’s CAF club competition has been drawn to do battle with Williamsville of Cote d’l voire, Djoliba of Mali and AC CARA of Congo in Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup competition.
Looking at the teams in the group, Enyimba is arguably the biggest and the most experienced among the lots, it is a good draw for the Aba Elephants they should be able to scale through in this group without much problem.
Williamsville and AC CARA will be participating in the group stages for the first time, while Djoliba, who knocked out Nigeria’s MFM 1-0 on aggregate in the play-off round are old-time campaigners in CAF club competitions.
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In Group A Morocco’s Raja Casablanca, Aduana Stars of Ghana, AS Vita Club of Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast’s Asec Mimosas will slug it out for the two qualifying tickets available.
Group B is certainly the group of death, it has three North African teams, Al Masry of Egypt, RS Berkane of Morocco and Al Hilal of Sudan set to battle for qualification. The other team in the group is UD Songo of Mozambique.
USM Alger the conquerors of Nigerian champions Plateau United will face Rayon Sports of Rwanda, Kenya’s Gor Mahia and Young African of Tanzania in Group D.
The draw ceremony took place at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday. The top two teams in the group will proceed to the quarter-finals and the first set of matches will hold on May 6.