2013 Caf club competitions: Nigerian clubs get December 31st deadline for registration of players

All the four clubs in the Caf inter-club competitions have been warned of the consequences of their failure to submit names of their registered players before the end of the month
Nigeria clubs and their counterparts that will feature in the 2013 CAF Inter Club Competitions have only 10 days more to submit a comprehensive list of the players they intend registering for next year's tournament or risk paying hefty sanction from the continent's football ruling body.

A top official of one of the country's representatives in Africa disclosed that with CAF's deadline for submission of their 30 man squad fixed for December 31st, he is making frantic effort to make late push to secure the signatures of the players the club has pencilled down either on a full contract or on loan.

He expressed his resolve that his club would give Nigeria a good representation than they had it the last time they were ousted in the earlier round after putting up a valiant display prior to their elimination.

"We are seriously making effort to secure our players for the continental games we shall be playing next year. We have got some but we want to get them to sign for us. It has not been an easy exercise at all.

"CAF has given us 31st December as a deadline for submission of the list of our players and we are working towards that.

"We want to have players that will be proud to wear the jersey of our club and those that will be committed towards our target for the season," the impeccable source said.

Rangers media officer, Foster Chime told Goal.com that the Enugu based side will beat the deadline.
"We have concluded all arragements and we are going to finish our registrations this weekend".

Heartland and Lobi Stars will hoist Nigeria's flag in the CAF Confederation Cup while Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers who already have matches with Central Africa Republic and Sao Tome & Precipe opponents to contend with on the weekend of February 15th and 17th, 2013 in the Champions League also have between now and the end the year to fax or mail the names of the players they intend to register for the competition.

Enyimba of Aba's back to back feat in the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004 remains the only title by any Nigerian club in the competition while no club from the country has scooped the Confederation Cup since 2003 when it was started. Dolphins were the closest as they lost the 2005 final to FAR Rabat of Morocco.