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Akwa United in tough CAF Champions’ league group, play CR Belouizdad Sept. 12 in Uyo

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Nigeria Professional Football League champions Akwa United have been given a troublesome test as they should go past Algerian heroes CR Belouizdad less than one month from now to arrive at the first round of the CAF Champions League.

Akwa United were drawn against CR Belouizdad, who are as of now driving the Algerian association on 70 focuses with three matches to the furthest limit of the period

‘The Promise ‘Managers’ will have the principal leg in the few days of September 10-12, while the return leg will occur in Algeria between September 17-19.

The double cross Federation Cup champs won the NPFL title without precedent for their set of experiences subsequent to gathering 71 focuses from 38 games – 19 triumphs, 14 draws with only five losses, scoring 53 while surrendering 24 objectives.

It will be Akwa United’s introduction in CAF Champions League having recently been highlighted twice in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2016 and 2018.

Nigeria’s other banner conveyors in the Champions League, Rivers United, are drawn against Tanzania’s Young Africans.

Noteworthy Aiteo Cup champs Bayelsa United will fight AS Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea in the fundamental round of the CAF Confederation Cup, while Enyimba has been drawn bye.

In the meantime, Tunisian goliaths’ Esperance are accounted for to be secured chats with NPFL champions Akwa United for striker Charles Atshimene after they have marked Anayo Iwuala from Enyimba.

Atshimene who left United after his one-year contract arose joint top scorer of the NPFL alongside Silas Nwankwo of Nasarawa United this previous season with 19 objectives.

He was likewise the main player to score 19 goals in 27 counterparts for Akwa United in a solitary season, outperforming the 17-objective record accomplished by Akarandut Orok and who has represented 11 years.

Atshimene scored his nineteenth objective from the punishment spot in the 34th moment to offset Chinonso Okonkwo’s 32nd-minute objective before Austin Ogunye fixed the success for Lobi Stars from the punishment spot as the heroes endured their fifth loss of the period on the last day of activity at the Aper Aku Stadium.

The striker missed 11 matches because of his inclusion in the locally situated Super Eagles outing to the USA for an agreeable against Mexico and a minor physical issue toward the start of the period.

The 2020/2021 NPFL season was Atshimene’s second mission in Nigeria’s first-class after he highlighted for Warri Wolves the past season when he scored seven goals.

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