CAF No Nigeria Team Again As CAF Champions League Reaches Group Stage

Nigeria will not be represented when this season TotalEnergies CAF Champions League group stage begin following Rivers United elimination.

Rivers United, Nigerian CAF Champions League after going down to a 1-0 defeat against Sudanese club Al Hilal at the Suez Canal Stadium on Sunday evening.

After being held to a 1-1 in the first leg, Rivers United quest for group stage of the Champions League was halted as they were defeated 1-0.



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Al Hilal qualified on a 2-1 aggregate.

The Pride of Rivers were the second team that represented Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) in the CAF Champions League preliminary knockout.

Al Hilal won the contest 2-1 on aggregate.

Recall that Akwa United who are the NPFL Champions was the first Nigeria team to exit the preliminary round.

The 2019 season was the last time a Nigerian team qualified to the group stage of the CAF Champions League.

Rivers United will now play in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.

Countries with teams in the Group Stage of the CAF Champions League

Algeria (ES Setif, CR Belouizdad)

Egypt (Al Ahly, Zamalek SC)

Tunisia (E.S Tunis, E.S.S)

Morocco (Wydad AC, Raja CA)

South Africa (Mamelodi Sundown, Amazulu)

Angola (Atletico Petroleos, GD Sagrada Esperanca)

Sudan (Al Hilal, Al Merrikh)

Guinea (Horoya AC)

Botswana (Jwaneng Galaxy)


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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