The two remaining Nigeria Professional League clubs Rivers United and Plateau United have been drawn against Libyan opponents in the preliminary round of qualifiers for the CAF Confederation Cup.
Plateau United have been drawn against Libyan side Al-Akhdar while NPFL champions Rivers United was paired against El Nasr Benghazi of Libya.
The additional second preliminary round of the 2022/2023 CAF Confederation Cup draw saw the 16 teams that qualified from the second preliminary round of the Confederation Cup play the 16 teams that lost the second preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
The draws took place at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday 18th October 2022.
Both Rivers and Plateau crashed into the second-tier competition after failing to pick group stage tickets for the CAF Champions League against Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Esperance of Tunisia.
Similar to their failed Champions League attempt, both clubs will host the first legs of the encounters, before traveling to Libya for the return leg.
Rivers United host El Nasr Benghazi at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt 2nd November, while Plateau United entertain Al-Akhdar at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja same day.
The second leg of the encounters will follow a week later at the respective home grounds of the Libyan clubs.
Crossing this final hurdle for the NPFL sides means they will feature in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.