Nigerian clubs begin quest for continental glory. This weekend will mark the start of four Nigerian clubs’ bid to rule Africa: Rivers United, Plateau United, Remo Stars, and Kwara United.
Plateau United will host the Gabonese team Stade Mandji in the CAF Champions League on Saturday at the Stade Franceville (today).
3.30 p.m. Nigerian time will mark the start of the game.
Rivers United, the defending champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, will play Watanga FC of Liberia on Sunday in the same league.
At 4 o’clock, the match scheduled for Port Harcourt’s Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium will begin.
Since Enyimba won back-to-back CAF Champions League championships in 2003 and 2004, no Nigerian team has done so.
Nigerian clubs begin quest for continental glory. At their temporary home, Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, Kwara United will host Association Sportive Des Douanes of the Niger Republic in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The game will start at 4 o’clock.
Later on Sunday, FAR Rabat of Morocco will square off against debutants Remo Stars.
At 8 p.m. Nigerian time, the fixture, which will take place at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdullahi, will begin.
The CAF Confederation Cup has not been won by a Nigerian club.