Technical manager Rivers United Stanley Eguma is confident his side will be amongst this year’s CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinalists by the end of the group stage.
Reacting to the draws which pitted United with FUS Rabat of Morocco, Tunisia’s Club Africain and KCCA of Uganda in Group A, Eguma says though it might seem a tough group, Nigerians can expect United to sail through.
Eguma admits it will be pretty tough against the north African clubs in the group but remains confident of his team’s chances of getting to the quarter finals.
“I must say it is a very tough group with two north African clubs from Morocco and Tunisia but we are confident of qualifying for the quarter finals” Eguma said to Rivers Utd media after the draws.
FUS, who won the tournament in 2010 and reached the semis last year, have appeared in the competition five times.
Club Africain are the most experienced team in the group, having won the Champions League once. They have appeared in the Confederation Cup six times, finishing as runners-up in 2011.
KCAA are making their third appearance in the competition.
Eguma believes every club in the group stage have the potential to go on and win the competition and as such no team will be underrated at this point.
“We must also not overlook or underrate the Ugandan club which has also earned a right to be there.
“Now we must work hard, study our opponents and try to do Nigeria proud.”
Rivers play their first match against Club Africain in Tunisia on the weekend of May 14 before hosting FUS Rabat on May 24.