The two Nigerian teams in the CAF Champions League, Plateau United and Rivers United, have successfully navigated through the preliminary round of the competition, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Having secured impressive results in their respective first leg ties last weekend, the two teams consolidated on those results in Sunday’s second leg games.
Contrasting results in the second legs of the first qualifying round saw Nigerian champions Rivers United fall to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Watanga, but win 3-1 on aggregate.
Plateau United on their part, defeated visiting AS Stade Mandji 1-0 to secure a 3-2 result on aggregate, after an important draw from their first leg in Gabon.
PUFC 1-0 ASM#CCL
— PlateauUnitedFC (@plateau_united) September 18, 2022
Plateau now proceeds to the second qualifying round, where they would face Tunisian giants and four-time Champions League winners Esperance du Tunis.
The winner of the second qualifying round is guaranteed a place in the group stage of 2022/23 competition.
We play Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the next round for a group stage spot.
CAF Champions League 2nd preliminary round 1st Leg
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) September 18, 2022
The Port Harcourt club will now face defending champions Wydad Casablanca in the second qualifying round, with the winner of the tie, progressing to the group stage.