Nigeria’s sole CAF Champions League representative, Lobi Stars fancy their chances of reaching the first round of the tournament despite having to first face Cameroon’s UMS de Loum in the preliminary rounds.
The Nigerian league champions return to the tournament for the first time after 8 seasons.
Lobi Stars found out their preliminary round opponents on Saturday and are beaming with confidence; they are already looking to facing Kenya club Gor Mahia.
OFFICIAL: #WeAreLobi will play #Cameroon runners up, USM de Loum, in the preliminary round of #TotalCAFCL. Reward for victory over the #Cameroonians will be a First Round tie against @OfficialGMFC. #PrideOfBenue pic.twitter.com/THNr7Pc2BY
— Lobi Stars FC (@LobiStars) November 3, 2018
UMS de Loum play their home matches at the Stade de Njombé and have made only one previous appearance in the Champions League.
In 2017 they lost on away goals to Congo’s AC Leopards in the preliminary qualifying rounds.