By Joe Apu
Nigeria’s only surviving team on the continent, Rivers United of Port-Harcourt at the completion of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup draw was placed in Group A alongside Moroccan club, Fath Union Sport de Rabat (FUS Rabat)
Club Africain of Tunisia while Ugandan club, KCAA completes the line up.
Reigning championsTP Mazembe of DR Congo faces trips to South Africa, Guinea and Gabon as they bid to defend their title.
The five-time African champions were drawn in a pool with SuperSport United, Horoya and Mounana in the expanded group stage.
Three-time winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia will face South Africa’s Platinum Stars, debutants Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland and Mouloudia Alger from Algeria.
Rivers United was the last team to qualify for the group stage with a 2-0 aggregate win over Rayon Sports after a goalless draw in Rwanda on Saturday.
The first leg of the tie was postponed due to the commemorations for the genocide in Rwanda.
First group matches are due to be played on the weekend of 12-14 May.
The top two from each group will progress to the quarter-finals with the final set to be played over two legs in November.