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Football | Nigeria

Pillars, Rangers get ACL hurdles



Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars have been drawn to face Central African Republic's Olympique de Bangui in the 2013 Caf Champions League.

Kano Pillars' goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai, who was named best keeper of the season at the 2012 League Bloggers Awards (LBA), believes his side will progress to the next round.

"It's a good draw for us because we don't have to travel too far. I'm confident we will qualify for the next round," Afelokhai told supersport.com.

Enugu Rangers, the other Nigerian side in Africa's premier club competition next year, were handed SC do Principe of Sao Tome and Principe.

The Nigerian clubs will play hosts to the first legs of the preliminary round on the weekend of February 15, 16 and 17 next year.

The return legs of both games will hold between March 1 and 3, 2013.

If Rangers win against their opponents from Sao Tome and Principe, they will face either Rwanda's APR or Vital'O of Burundi in March and April over two legs in the first round.

However, Al Ahly have been drawn bye in the first round.

Seven other clubs have also been given byes and they include Djoliba, TP Mazembe, El Merreikh, Esperance, Al-Hilal, Stade Malien and ES Setif.



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