The draw, which was held in Cairo on Monday will see the current NPFL kings slug it out in Group B which includes ; ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), Diables Noirs (Congo), Motema Pembe (DR Congo).
Recall, The Stanley Eguma-led boys dropped to the Confederation Cup following their ouster in the Champions League qualifiers.
United proceeded to CAF CC group stages after a 6-1 aggregate win over Al Nasr of Libya in the playoffs.
The team is Nigeria’s sole representative on the continent with Plateau United, Remo Stars and Kwara United all failing to secure further places in the playoffs.
The full group pairings:
St. Eloi Lupopo
DC Motema Pembe
AS FAR Rabat
Asko de Kara
AS Real Bamako
Meanwhile, Rivers United will kick off their campaign on 12 February 2023, via away match against Diables Noirs.