Solomon Ogbeide, the Technical Adviser of Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi on Friday said the team was well prepared for a “very tough’’ CAF Champions League encounter against ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire.
CAF Champions League
Mike Idoko, the Vice-Chairman, Lobi Stars Football Club, on Friday in Abuja said the club was set to boost the squad’s depth ahead of the CAF Champions League group stage slated for January 19.
Enugu Rangers will play off against Bantu FC of Lesotho for a place in the group stage of the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup.
Striker Alimi Siriku’s two goals on Saturday gave Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi a 2-0 win to seal qualification into the group stage of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League.
Lobi Stars who lost 0-1 to their visitors in Cameroon a week earlier scored the first goal in the 10th minute through Alimi Sikiru at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
However, the home team’s waves of attacks did not have an end result as the first half ended goalless as Lobi Stars survived the opening minutes.
The four teams to be promoted from the lower Nigeria National League will be drawn after they are eventually known, officials said.
Plateau United went into the game leading 2-1 from the first leg played in Lagos
In the draws conducted in Cairo, Egypt, Wydad are in Group C also with 2016 winners Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Horoya of Guinea
Regular time ended with Zamalek winning 2-1, reversing their identical score defeat last week in Hawassa
This was despite recording a win against opponents, Tunisia’s Etoile Du Sahel, by a lone goal in Jos, Plateau State
Rohr spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria after the NPFL Match Day 12 fixture between Lagos-based MFM FC and Heartland FC of Owerri at Agege Stadium, Lagos
Two goals very early in the game gave the former African champions a valuable result, which will serve them in good stead in the second leg match on March 18
The first round return leg match will be played in Jos, with the overall winners advancing to the group stage of the competition.