Rivers United, a club in Southern Nigeria will face Bloemfontein Celtic of South Africa in the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Rivers Utd overcame Equatoguinean side, Futuro Kings on penalties after winning 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Port-Harcourt. The Nigerians had suffered a 2-1 loss from the hands of the Kings in Mongomo.
Bloemfontein Celtic overcame Congolese club, Maniema Union to advance to the next round of the competition.
In the new round of fixtures, the rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa has been renewed as Rivers face a tough trip to Bloemfontein on the 22nd of December.
The South Africans will visit Nigeria for a return fixture on the 6th of January, 2021.
Nigeria has a deep history with South Africans in football, both on club and national team levels.
Games between both countries in the past have seen fierce contests come up amid great football artistry.
In the past, Nigerian giant Enyimba faced Orlando Pirates in 2006, while also facing Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016. There was a form of parity in both fixtures, typical of football contests between both countries.
In other fixtures in this year’s Confederations Cup, Alamal Atbara will face Salitas while USGN will face Algerians JS Kabylie. Renaissance will face Entente Sport Setif while Jaraaf will face San Pedro.
Al Mokawloon will face Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, Rwanda’s AS Kigali will face KCCA FC, US Monastir will face Libya’s Al Ahly Tripoli while Tevragh will face RSB Berkane.
Morocco’s Casablanca will face ESAE while Sagrada Esperança have a date with South African Premier Soccer League side, Pirates. Al-Ittihad will face Pyramids of Egypt, Green Eagles will face Coton Sport Garoua of Cameroon, Bravos do Maquis will face Motema Pembe, NAPSA Stars will face UD Songo and and TBD will face Hilal Obayed of Sudan.
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