Nigerian representatives in the CAF Champions League are gearing up for this weekend's preliminary rounds kick-off as hostilities take centre-stage across the various centres on the continent.
NPFL champions Enyimba and the league's runners-up Remo Stars, will go toe-to-toe against their drawn opponents as both teams begin their quest to win the ultimate prize.
The People's Elephants are two-time winners of the CAF Champions League, while Remo Stars will be making their debut in the competition, having previously featured on three occasions in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Enyimba 2023/24 CAF Champions League
We've been drawn to face Libyan side Ahli Benghazi 🇱🇾 in the 1st preliminary round of the #CAFCL
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) July 25, 2023
Enyimba will face Ahli Benghazi of Libya in the first round of the CAF Champions League.
Finidi George's side will travel away for the first leg which is scheduled for next Sunday, 20 August. The reverse fixture will be held in Aba a week later.
The winner of the contest will face either Coton Sport Garoua of Cameroon or Cote d’Ivoire’s ASEC Mimosa in the next round.
Enyimba preliminary round 1 fixture schedule
- Ahli Benghazi vs Enyimba – 20 August 2023 at 6 pm Nigerian time
- Enyimba vs Ahli Benghazi – 25 August 2023 at 11:59 am Nigerian time
Finidi George led-side will be looking towards achieving a good result in Libya, to come back home and decide the tie.
Remo Stars 2023/24 CAF Champions League
NPFL other representatives in the competition, Remo Stars, were drawn against Ghana Premier League champions, Medeama FC, in the first preliminary round.
Interestingly, both teams are debutants in the tournament, which makes it exciting to look forward to.
Medeama will host the first leg, while the second leg will be held in Ikenne, Ogun State.
— Medeama SC – 22/23 GPL Champions (@MedeamaSC) August 14, 2023
The winner will square up against Horoya FC of Guinea for a place in the group stage.
Remo Stars preliminary fixture schedule
- Medeama SC vs Remo Stars – 25 August 2023 at 4 pm Nigerian time
- Remo Stars vs Medeama – 25 August 2023 at 11:59 am Nigerian time
Remo Stars will be ready to showcase their skills and resilience on the road, aiming to return home with a favourable result to build upon in the second leg.
CAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2
Schedule: 15 September – 1 October
- Medeama/Remo Stars vs Horoya AC
- Ahly Benghazi/Enyimba vs Coton/ASEC Mimosas
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