By Chineze Ogugua
NPFL champions Plateau United will face Algeria’s USM Alger in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup while MFM will confront Djoliba AC de Bamako in the latest play-off ties announced.
The 2017 champions were knocked out in the first round of the CAF Champions League by Tunisian powerhouse Etoile du Sahel while MFM were thrashed by MC Alger of Algeria.
Meanwhile, two-time African champions Enyimba was paired against South Africa’s Bidvest Wits and will travel to South Africa for the first leg. Enyimba beat Benin Republic side Energie FC 5-2 on aggregate in their first fixture.
MFM will host Djoliba in the first leg, Plateau United will host USM Alger in Jos for the first leg while Akwa United will also host Al Hilal of Sudan in the play-off tie.
If the four NPFL clubs overcome their opponents, it will be the first time four Nigerian clubs would appear in the group stage of the CAF Confederations cup.
The first leg ties will be played on the 6th, 7th and 8th of April and the reverse fixtures will take place on the 17th and 18th of April.
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