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It’s Enyimba versus Libya’s Al Ittihad as Rivers United draw Egypt’s Al Masry

In the last qualifying round of the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba of Aba will face old adversaries Al Ittihad of Libya, while Rivers United will face Egypt’s Al Masry.

When Enyimba and Al Ittihad last met in 2011, the Peoples Elephant won the first leg 1-0 in Aba and drew the second leg 0-0 in Libya.

This season, the Libyans are sandwiched between Enyimba and the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Rivers United, Nigeria’s other team in the league after dropping out of the more prestigious CAF Champions League, will face Al Masry, a club that has previously hosted Nigerian stars such as Ezekiel Bassey, Emeka Eze, and Jude Aneke.

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The last 32 matches will pit 16 teams from the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup against the losing 16 teams from the second preliminary round of the Champions League.

The draws, which were done in Egypt yesterday by Head of CAF Competitions Khaled Nassar, with the help of Egypt and Zamalek veteran Ismail Youssef, also revealed the dates for the home and away games.

The first-leg matches for the play-off round will take place on November 28, with the second-leg matches taking place on December 5.

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