Enyimba To Battle River United Or South African Team In CAFCC Playoff

Enyimba to battle NPFL rival River United or South African team Bloemfontein Celtic in the CAF Confederation Cup Playoff Round.

The Peoples Elephant dropped down to the Africa second-tier competition after a 4-2 aggregate loss to Sudanese side Al Merreikh and miss out on $550,000 (253 million Naira) group stage money.

However, Rivers United will set a date with league arch rival Enyimba if they overcome Bloemfontein Celtic with Porthacourt based side lead the first leg 2-0 of their first-round fixture.

The reverse fixture in Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium was postponed after Nigerian authorities refused to step down on coronavirus protocols for Bloemfontein Celtic.

CAF conducted the draw at their headquarter in Cairo on Friday after it was revealed in the official Twitter handle on Friday.

2nd Preliminary Round:

Leg 1⃣— 14th of February.
Leg 2⃣— 21st of February.#TotalCAFCC 🏆 pic.twitter.com/tAgEM17ipI

— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 8, 2021

The playoff round tie will be played between February 14 and 21 with the overall winner will proceed to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.


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