CAF Confed. Cup: Rangers, Rivers United Draw Zesco, Rayon Sports
By Tunji Balogun
Nigeria representatives, Enugu Rangers and Rivers United, will start new life in the CAF Confederation Cup after exiting the CAF Champions League, as they were paired against Zambia giants, Zesco United and Rayon sports of Rwanda respectively in the playoff round of the competition.
In the draws that was conducted on Tuesday, Rivers United will square up with the Zambian club, while Rivers United will have their hands full against the Rwandan side in a tricky draw.
Rangers were dumped out of the CAF Champions League by Egyptian top side Zamalek SC on a 5-3 aggregate having lost the first leg 4-0 in Cairo. Rivers United on the other hand crashed out to Al-Merrikh SC of Sudan 4-3 on aggregate, despite beating the opponent 3-0 during the first leg tie in Port Harcourt.
The first leg of the playoff games is fixed for the weekend of April 7 to 9 respectively.