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CAF CC: Rangers, Rivers Utd to know opponents today

Africa Focus By: Ayodeji Tunde | 21/03/2017

Enugu Rangers and Rivers United will on Tuesday know who their opponents will be in the Round of 16 in the CAF Confederation Cup after they both crashed out in the CAF Champions League over the weekend.

A statement from the continent's soccer ruling body pointed out that the draw for the 2nd 1/16th final of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 will take place on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, at 11H00 Cairo time (09H00 GMT) at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

The statement added that the draw will pit the qualified teams from the 1/16th final of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 against the losers from the 1/16th final of the Total CAF Champions League 2017 for a place at the group stage of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017.

The first leg matches will take place on the weekend of 7-9 April 2017 and the return leg on the weekend of 14-16 April 2017.

No Nigerian team have won the CAF Confederation Cup in this present format.

Qualified teams from CC 1/16th final

MC Alger, JS Kabylie (Algeria), Recreativo do Libolo (Angola), ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), El Masry, Smouha (Egypt), MAS Fes, Ittihad Tangier (Morocco), Rayon Sports (Rwanda), Hilal El Obeid (Sudan), Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland), Platinum Stars, Supersport United (South Africa), Club Africain, CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), Zesco United (Zambia)

Losers from CL 1/16th final

RC Kadiogo (Burkina Faso), AC Leopards (Congo), AS Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Mounana (Gabon), Gambia Ports Authority (Gambia), Horoya (Guinea), CNaPS (Madagascar), AS Port Louis (Mauritius), FUS Rabat (Morocco), Barrack Young Controllers (Liberia), Rivers United, Rangers (Nigeria), Bidvest (South Africa), Young Africans (Tanzania), KCCA (Uganda)