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CAF Cup Playoffs: Enyimba, Rangers Avoid Big Names

Lagos – Enyimba International of Aba and Rangers International of Enugu may be counting their lucks as they have been handed what on paper look like ‘paperweights’ in the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs.

The Peoples Elephants who were piped to the group stage of the CAF Champions League by Sudanese side, Al Hilal, will come up against relatively unknown South African side, TS Galaxy.

In the same vein, the Flying Antelopes will play equally relatively unknown Togolese side, ASCK. The draws were conducted in Cairo on Wednesday.

TS Galaxy are greenhorns on the continent as they are playing for the first time in this competition.

Though debutants, the Rockets are seen as giant-killers who are capable of wreaking havoc against any team that underrate them.

The National First Division side qualified to play on the continent after emerging as the surprise winners of the Nedbank Cup, beating Kaizer Chiefs in the 2019 final.

ASCK, on their own, last featured in CAF club competition in 2008 when they made it to the first round of the Champions League.

Enyimba will host TS Galaxy in the first leg while Rangers will travel to Togo for the first leg on the weekend of October 27 with the return leg scheduled a week later.

The winners of the playoffs progress to the group stage of the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup.

The People’s Elephant made it to the semi-final when they last featured in this competition while Rangers only made it to the group stage last season.

The post CAF Cup Playoffs: Enyimba, Rangers Avoid Big Names appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.


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