By Augustine Akhilomen
Nigeria’s only flagbearer, Rivers United
have been pitted alongside FUS Rabat of Morocco, Club Africain of
Tunisia and Kampala CCA of Uganda in Group A of the CAF Confederation
Cup after Wednesdays draw in Cairo, Egypt.
Rivers United got
to this group stages after edging out Rwanda’s Rayon Sports FC 2-0 on
aggregate over a two-legged encounter played in Port Harcourt and
The Port Harcourt based team will be hoping to pull
through the group that has been tagged the group of death by football
pundits in a bid to make Nigerians proud.
The procedure for the
draw of the 14th edition of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 was
approved by the CAF Interclubs Committee at its meeting on Wednesday, 26
April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.
The 16 qualified clubs were ranked
based on their performance in the continental club championships over
the past five years. A coefficient was allocated to each year; 2012 (1),
2013 (2), 2014 (3), 2015 (4), 2016 (5).