Nigeria-South Africa Renew Football Rivalry in CAF Confederations Cup

After overcoming the stiff opposition presented by Rivers United of Port Harcourt, Enyimba have been drawn with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates as Nigeria renews its football rivalry with South Africa.

Enyimba will face Pirates, ES Setif of Tunisia and Ahli Benghazi of Libya in the group stage of the competition.

The People’s Elephants are the only Nigerian football club left on a continental sojourn after PlateaubUtd and Kano Pillars got knocked out at the preliminary rounds before Enyimba overcame Rivers.

Recall that Rivers defeated Bloemfontein Celtics in the second preliminary round of the competition before losing to Enyimba.

Nigeria and South Africa have a historical rivalry in football with both national team games and club engagement getting great following on the continent.

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While no Nigerian club made it to the group stage of the CAF Champions League, two South African clubs, Mamelodi Sundowns and first-timers, Kaizer Chiefs will play in the more prestigious competition.

Both nations, however have one team each in the Confederations Cup.

See full CAF Confederations Cup draws below;

GROUP A
Enyimba
ES Sétif
Orlando Pirates
Ahli Benghazi

GROUP B
RS Berkane
JS Kabylie
Cotonsport
NAPSA Stars

GROUP C
Etoile Sahel
CS Sfaxien
Salitas FC
ASC Jaraaf

GROUP D
Raja CA
Pyramids FC
Nkana FC
Namungo SC/Primeiro Agosto


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