2014 CAF Champions League: Enyimba, Pillars get Togolese, Congolese opponents

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Abuja –  Nigerian Premier League champions Kano Pillars and former African champions Enyimba International have been handed Congolese and Togolese opponents respectively in the preliminary round of the 2014 CAF Champions League.

In the fixtures released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday in Cairo after Monday’s draws, Pillars will take on AS vita of DR Congo.

The draw for the 18th edition of the CAF Champions League was held in Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, Dec. 16.

Enyimba International FC of Aba, who were Nigerian premier league runners-up last season and were twice African champions, would face Anges De Notse of Togo.

Pillars will play their first leg game away and host their opponents in the second leg, while Enyimba will host the first leg of their pairing.

The competition, which is now in its 50th edition as a championship but 18th as a league, will involve 52 clubs in the preliminary round.

Matches in the round will hold in February, with the first leg between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9 and the second leg between Feb. 14 and Feb. 16, 2014.

The 26 winners in the preliminary round will be joined at the round of 32 by six other clubs, who drew bye, for the competition’s first round.

These are title-holders Al Ahly of Egypt, Coton Sport of Cameroon, TP Mazembe of DR Congo, El-Hilal of Sudan, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and Esperance Sportive de Tunis of Tunisia.(NAN)

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