Liberia Football Association champions Nimba United FC will this Sunday host Cameroon Football Association runner-up champs Union Douala, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia for the first round of the Confederation of African Football or CAF Champions League.
Both teams are meeting for the first time in the CAF champions league but Union Douala is not new to Liberia. They had previously played LISCR FC of Liberia here in Monrovia in previous CAF competition and sent the home side out of the league.
Union Douala , founded in 1958 in the Cameroon Premiere Division, is expected in Monrovia shortly for Sunday’s match. The 2016 CAF Champions League officially the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League for the purpose of sponsorship, will be the 52nd edition of Africa’s premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football.
The league is the 20th edition under the current CAF Champions League format, and winner will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, would automatically make them eligible to participate in the All 56 CAF associations.
The 2016 CAF Champions League, is adapting the 2010–2014 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculates points for each entrant association based on clubs’ performance over the five years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.
By Sally Gaye-Edited by Jonathan Browne