Enyimba, Remo Walk A Tightrope As CAF Scrap 2nd Preliminary Round Of Confederation Cup

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has canceled the additional second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The decision was taken by the African football governing body’s Executive Committee which is led by President Patrice Motsepe on Friday in Rabat, Morocco.

The 16 winning clubs of the second preliminary round will qualify for the group stage of both the Champions League and Confederation Cup in the 2023/2024 season.

CAF issued the following statement on Friday night.

“The Executive Committee approved the cancellation of the additional second preliminary of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup,” a statement read.

“This means that the 16 winning Clubs of the Second Preliminary round will qualify for the Group Stage of both the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup 2023-2024 season.”

Nigeria’s two representatives in this year’s CAF champions league, Enyimba FC and Remo Stars now walk a tightrope as teams that lost the second preliminary round of the CAF Champions League will not be relegated to the Confederation Cup like before.

The 2023/24 Champions League and Confederation Cup preliminary round matches are expected to start in August 2023.

Credit: Africanfootball

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