Rivers United have qualified for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 0-0 result away to Rayon Sports in the second-leg to go through 2-0 on aggregate.
United’s player Ifeanyi Nweke was sent off in the 58′ but Stanley Eguma’s men held on firm, to their second chance of continental football this season.
57′ RED CARD! Nweke gets a straight red card for catching Savio. Looked accidental but the referee had no doubts. We are down to 10 men!
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) April 22, 2017
The result from the Amahoro Stadium means all 16 teams for the competition proper are known :
*16 football clubs that have qualified for the group stages of the 2017 CAF CONFEDERATION CUP
1. MC Alger (Algeria)
2. Recreativo do Libolo (Angola)
3. TP Mazembe (Congo DR)
4. Smouha (Egypt)
5. CAF Mounana (Gabon)
6. Horoya (Guinea)
7. FUS Rabat (Morocco)
8. Platinum Stars (South Africa)
9. Super Sport United (South Africa)
10. Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid (Sudan)
11. Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
12. Club Africain (Tunisia)
13. CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
14. KCAA (Uganda)
15. Zesco United (Zambia)
16. Rivers United (Nigeria)
The Group stage draw takes place on 26 April 2017 at 14:00 CET (UTC+2), at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo.
The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams and each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis.
The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals.
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