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CAF confirms Nigeria’s lost spots in club championships

 

Nigeria has lost their right to enter two clubs into each of the annual African club competitions after years of poor results.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed to the BBC that just one club from Nigeria will enter into the next Champions League and Confederation Cup.

However for the first time in eight years Libya will be able to enter two teams per competition.

The increase comes despite Libya’s domestic league being in turmoil because of the country’s security problems and their clubs being forced to host continental club competition matches at venues outside of the country.

It comes as Nigeria have fallen out of the top 12 of the CAF rankings of club competition results over the last five years while Libya are up to ninth.

The system is used to determine which countries get an extra side in the two continental club competitions.

Nigerian clubs have struggled in both competitions over the last five years aside from Enyimba who reached the Confederation Cup semi-finals this year.

The points that Enyimba earned could see Nigeria back with two teams for the 2019-2020 editions.

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