Only one Nigerian club, Rivers United FC, is left in the 2017 inter CAF club competition this year.
The Pride of Rivers is one of 16 clubs in the hat for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage draw which will be conducted in Cairo, Egypt today.
Technical manager of United, Stanley Eguma says he is clam ahead of the draw for the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup group stage.
“This is a very big competition, no Nigerian club has ever won it before and we are looking to make history,” Eguma told our official website,www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.
“Of all the clubs that have qualified for this stage, we are the least experienced as we are less than two years old.
“However, we have beaten more experienced sides in the past both in the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup so we will not be fazed,” he said.
United will definitely draw one of four sides in the shape of TP Mazembe, Zesco United, FUS Rabat and CS Sfaxien who have all been seeded.
The ‘Pride of Rivers’ will also face two of 11 other sides in pot two of the draw.
Eguma says he would have liked to avoid some of the big guns at this stage of the competition but knows facing and tripping storied opposition is a pre-requisite for respect to be earned.
“If we had our way, we would have liked to avoid the big sides like TP Mazembe, Zesco United and FUS Rabat.
“However, we want to win the Caf Confederation Cup title.
“And to be the best, you must beat the best,” he added.
Caf Confederation Cup qualified teams
TP Mazembe (Congo DR)
CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
Zesco United (South Africa)
FUS Rabat (Morocco)
Recreativo de Libolo (Angola)
MC Alger (Algeria)
CF Mounana (Gabon)
Platinum Stars (South Africa)
SuperSport United (South Africa)
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid (Sudan)
Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
Club Africain (Tunisia)
Rivers United (Nigeria)