The road to the CAF Champions League group stage was never going to be an easy path for debutants Plateau United and CAF had just gone and made it almost impossible.
On Wednesday the Confederation released the draw results for next season’s continental club competitions.
While the likes of MFM FC and Enyimba can sigh in relief, the story couldn’t be as potentially bad as it turned out for the NPFL’s representatives in the CAF CL.
The journey for three of the clubs starts from the Preliminary rounds save for Enyimba, who were exempted and commence their campaign in the round of 16.
Plateau United open their champions league debut at home against Eding Sport of Cameroon in the preliminary round. The winner progresses to face Étoile Sportive du Sahel in the round of 16.
NPFL Runner-up, FM FC were paired against Mali B and play their first-leg on the road.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba will play the winner of the Benin vs Hafia matches.
Meanwhile, Aiteo Cup winner, Akwa United play Gambia’s Hawks in the prelims.