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The Pride of Rivers handed a tough opponent in CAF Champions league first round

The Pride of Rivers will be the only club representing Nigeria in the first round of the CAF champions league.

Two teams qualified for the CAF champions league, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) current champions Akwa United and runner-up Rivers united,but the former was knocked out by CR Belouizdad in the preliminary stage 2-1 on aggregate while Rivers United got the better of Young Africans of Tanzania (1-0) on both legs.

Rivers will now battle Al Hilal of Sudan while CR Belouizdad will be up against one of the most successful clubs in Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas.

Debutants USGN of Niger will have a handful as they face the most successful team in Africa and 10times CAF champions league winner Al Ahly.

Hearts of Oak of Ghana will take on former Champions Wydad,PRC Oilers will play Raja Casablanca.

Other first round fixtures of the CAF Champions League

Stade Malien vs Horoya

Al Ittihad vs Espérance

Tusker FC vs Zamalek

APR FC vs Étoile du Sahel 

Maniema Union vs Mamelodi Sundowns 

AmaZulu vs TP Mazembe

Jwaneng Galaxy vs Simba SC

AS Otoho vs Petro Atletico 

FC Nouadhibou vs ES Sétif

Sagrada Esperança vs Royal Leopards

Al-Merrikh vs Zanaco

All first leg matches will be played between 15-16 of October.

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