As Kwara United Football Club seeks to book a passage to the final qualifying round of the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup when they file out against RS Berkane of Morocco in the First Leg, First Round match of the scheduled Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Sunday, October 9th, 2022, the team has called for the maximum support of Nigerians.
In a message shared by the club’s Media Team, support is key to the Kwara-based team’s progress in the competition, especially as they take the centre stage against the Cup holders, who are also the Champion of Champions in Africa.
Kwara United eliminated AS Douanes of Niger Republic on a 3-0 aggregate in the Preliminary Rounds, to come face-to-face with the Berkane-based team.
Aware that the RS Berkane challenge is more crucial, the technical crew stepped up its training, especially on the backdrop of their resolve to qualify for the Group stage of the second-tier inter-club competition in Africa.
Nickname ‘The Oranges Boys’, RS Berkane was founded 84 years ago, in 1938 to be exact, and it is a professional football club based in Berkane, Morocco, that competes in Botola, the top flight of Moroccan football.
After the first leg at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos on Sunday, Kwara United will visit Berkane, Morocco for the second leg on Sunday, October 15th, with the 10,000-capacity Stade Municipal de Berkane, Morocco hosting the match.
The winner over the two legs qualifies for the Group stage. Just like the match against AS Douanes, Kwara United needs to win and win well on Sunday, to reduce the pressure on the team in the return leg in Berkane.
This is Kwara United’s third participation in CAF organised inter-club competition, after the 1999/2000 and 2007/2007 seasons.
Meanwhile, ticket prices for the match have been fixed by the Marketing Department of the team. Tickets for the VVIP and VIP seating positions go for five thousand naira (N5,000) and one thousand naira (NI,000) respectively, while that of the popular sides are fixed at five hundred naira only (N500).