The draw for the additional second preliminary round of the 2022/2023 CAF Confederation Cup took place on Tuesday in Cairo, with the two Nigerian clubsides drawing North African opposition.
Recall Rivers United and Plateau United had lost to north African opponents in the CAF Champions League second preliminary round last weekend.
While in the CAF Confederation Cup’s second preliminary round, Kwara United of Ilorin lost to another north African side, RS Berkane of Morocco on the away goal rule after a 3-3 draw, and Remo Stars of Ikenne, lost out 1-2 aggregate in the first preliminary round to FAR Rabat of Morocco.
With the second preliminary round losers in the CAF Champions League dropping into the CAF Confederation Cup additional second preliminary round, both Rivers United and Plateau United got a second chance.
The Port Harcourt-based Rivers United will now host El Nasr of Libya in the first leg match scheduled for Nov. 2, while the Libyan side will host them on Nov. 9. Also, Plateau United of Jos will host Al Akhder of Libya in their first leg game, while the latter will host them in the second leg.