The four Nigerian clubs playing on the continent will be returning this weekend for a reverse fixture of what they started last Sunday against their respective opponents.
The duo of Rivers United and Kwara United defeated their opponents by three nil meanwhile, Plateau United and Remo Stars played a stalemate on the road.
For the reverse fixture, Kwara United will be on the road to Niamey to face As Douanes while Liberian clubside, Watanga will be welcoming NPFL defending Champions, Rivers United.
Plateau United and Remo Stars will be hosts to Stade Mandji and FAR Club of Rabat respectively.
With the results of the first leg, it seems easier for the four Nigerian clubs to qualify for the second preliminary stage.
What’s next for the clubs
Remo Stars going into the second leg have earned what may be called a “crucial away goal” against FAR club of Rabat last Sunday.
Although, it’s the Blue Sky Stars debut game in the Continental, yet they proved class at Morocco.
The problem they should avoid is conceding an early goal which might trigger a backward reaction.
With the CAF rule, Remo Stars needs just a goalless draw for qualification.
Just like Remo Stars, Plateau United will be away from Jos as they play Stade Mandji at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. They have two goals going into the reverse fixture in Nigeria.
Being at home, the Peace Boys might bank on their away goal as a source of motivation against their visitors. They also need to avoid an early goal so as not to be in a panic situation.
The duo of Kwara United and Rivers United are more in a comfortable situation than the others. Going into the second encounter with a three-goal advantage means a lot if they are well coordinated.
They needed just a draw to qualify for the next round.
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