The second preliminary round clash featuring RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance in the CAF Confederations Cup is win or bust for the Nigerian side.
This is after the slipup they suffered at home to the Moroccan side which allowed them to come back from two goals down to set up a second leg that is finely poised for them to win.
On Friday 29 September 2023, Stade Municipal de Berkane will host the Benin Arsenal who are looking to upset the balance of football on the African continent.
Read on to learn how to watch RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance.
🚨Bendel Insurance have this afternoon arrived in Casablanca, Morocco ahead of their second leg battle with RS Berkane in the second preliminary round of the #CAFCC
The team flew into the Arab city aboard Royal Air Maroc, which touched down at the Mohammed V. International… pic.twitter.com/ZH1rUjn6RH
— MikeThePundit (@Mike_ThePundit) September 26, 2023
RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance build-up: How both teams got to this stage
RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance is happening as a result of Bendel Insurance acing their first preliminary round test in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The Moroccan side have had a lot of football action in the 2023/24 football season and are more match-fit than their Nigerian opponents.
They have played four Botola Pro (Moroccan league top flight) games in the season while the Benin Arsenal are yet to begin their NPFL charge for the season due to planning issues and controversies by the league management committee.
Berkane was given a bye to the second preliminary round of the CAF Champions League while Bendel has to defeat ASO Chlef of Algeria over two legs in the first preliminary round.
The game between Insurance and Chlef ended 1-1 on aggregate, with both teams winning at their home stadiums. Insurance would go on to knock the Algerian side out on penalties to set up a meeting with Berkane.
The first leg was played at the 12,000-capacity Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and ended 2-2.
The result was not taken well by many in the Nigeria football news media as it showed signs of levity and laxity from the only Nigerian side left in CAF competitions in the ongoing season.
They meet again on Friday 29 September 2023 and Insurance have the chance to do the impossible and win away at Morocco.
🚨No Imade Osarenkhoe for Bendel Insurance trip to Morocco vs RS Berkane as he joins Dubai side, United FC
– Official statement and unveiling on Monday.
– Understand it’s a three year deal with an option of a fourth year.
– Scored the solitary winner as Insurance defeated… pic.twitter.com/p9dP8Fk4BM
— MikeThePundit (@Mike_ThePundit) September 23, 2023
Where to watch RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance live
The RS Berkane vs Bendel Insurance match will not be aired on any streaming platform or cable television platform, which means that fans will have to catch the game live at the Stade Municipal de Berkane on 29 September 2023.
If Bendel Insurance make it past the ginormous hurdle or Berkane, fans can subscribe to DStv or GOtv and pay for packages containing the select SuperSport Africa channel that will broadcast CAF competitions for the 2023/24 season live.
Star Times is also another platform that will air CAF competitions live for Nigerian fans.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago