Enyimba to Face Ahli Benghazi in CAF Champions League Opener
: Enyimba and Remo Stars in CAF Champions League
Enyimba Football Club, the reigning Nigerian champions, are set to embark on an exciting journey in the highly anticipated 2023-24 CAF Champions League. The draws for the first preliminary round of the prestigious tournament were conducted at the CAF headquarters in Cairo on Tuesday, creating a buzz of anticipation among football enthusiasts.
Enyimba has been paired with Ahli Benghazi, a formidable team hailing from Libya, for their opening clash in the CAF Champions League. The upcoming encounter promises to be a thrilling battle between two talented sides eager to make their mark on the continental stage.
Notably, Nigeria will have another representative in the CAF Champions League, as Remo Stars have also earned their spot in the competition. Remo Stars will be taking on Medeama from Ghana, their West African neighbors, in a highly-anticipated fixture that will determine which team advances to the second preliminary round.
Meanwhile, in the CAF Confederations Cup, Bendel Insurance is gearing up to showcase their prowess against ASO Chief from Algeria in the first preliminary round. The encounter is expected to be intense and fiercely contested as both teams strive to secure their progression in the tournament.
Rivers United, another Nigerian club, has received a privileged seeding and will directly proceed to the second preliminary round. They await the winner between CS de Ziguinchor from Senegal and El Filante from Burkina Faso, setting the stage for a thrilling contest in the subsequent rounds.
Football fans across the continent can mark their calendars, as the first legs of these gripping matches are scheduled to take place between August 18 and 20. The return legs are set to occur two weekends later, promising action-packed football with high stakes.
Looking ahead, the second preliminary round of both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup is slated to take place between September 29 and October 1. The second leg matches are scheduled for two weekends following the first legs, ensuring a nail-biting experience for fans and spectators alike.
As the continent’s most prestigious club football competitions gather momentum, teams from Nigeria are poised to bring their A-game to the field and compete fiercely for glory. The football fraternity eagerly awaits the thrilling matches that will undoubtedly showcase the best of African football talent.