Enyimba’s quarter-final finish in the Confederations cup is keeping Nigeria’s four CAF slot intact for CAF inter-club competitions.
Enyimba lost 5-2 on Aggregate to Pyramids of Egypt in the quarter-final of the Confederations cup.
Nigeria currently occupies the seventh position in the CAF top 12 ranking, qualifying the country for four CAF slot.
The top 12 national associations, according to the ranking of CAF, will engage two clubs in the CAF Champions league and the CAF Confederation Cup 2021/22.
The top 12 countries are: Algeria, Angola, RD Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia.
The 2021/22 season will kick-off on September 10th, 2021 with the Preliminaries, while the group stages will start February 2022.
Meanwhile, CAF has extended the five substitutions per rule for the 2021/22 Inter-clubs season.
Each club will be able register 40 players instead of the regulatory 30.
Also, nine substitutes will be on the bench instead of the regular seven.
The registration of players on the CAF CMS have also been extended to 15 August 2021 .
With ten games remaining in the NPFL, Nigeria is yet to submit it’s representative as the league is still on.
The Winner of the 2021 Aiteo Cup competition will automatically pick up the fourth slot for Caf Confederations Cup.