FOLUSHO ALADE

 

 

LOBI  STARS  of  MAKURDI  representing Nigeria in the 2019 CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE has been drawn in GROUP A with former champions; WYDAD CASABLANCA of MOROCCO, MEMALODI SUNDOWNS of SOUTH-AFRICA and   WEST AFRICAN  neighbours  ASEC MEMOSAS of the IVORY COAST in a group regarded as the toughest.

The Nigerian representatives  saw  off  former champions  GOR MAHIA of KENYA in the qualifiers to proceed to the group stage of the competition for the first time since 2000.

 LOBI  STARS  opponents  WYDAD CASABLANCA were champions in 1992 and 2017, MAMELODI SUNDOWNS champions in 2016) while  ASEC MIMOSAS won the trophy in 1998.

THE  FULL DRAW:

Group A: LOBI STARS (NIGERIA), WYDAD CASABLANCA (MOROCCO), ASEC MIMOSAS (CÔTE D’IVOIRE), MAMELODI SUNDOWNS (SOUTH AFRICA)

Group B : FC PLATINUM (ZIMBABWE), HOROYA (GUINEA), ESPÉRANCE (TUNISIA), ORLANDO PIRATES (SOUTH AFRICA)

Group C: TP MAZEMBE (DR CONGO), CLUB AFRICAIN (TUNISIA), CS CONSTANTINE (ALGERIA), ISMAILY (EGYPT),

Group D: AL-AHLY (EGYPT), SIMBA (TANZANIA), JS SAOURA (ALGERIA), AS VITA CLUB (DR CONGO)

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