CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: FORMER CHAMPIONS GANG UP AGAINST LOBI STARS
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)