The north Africans who dismissed Liberia’s LISCR from the competition came into the encounter with the ambition of silencing the reigning Federation Cup kings, however, they failed in their mission as the dogged Nigerians pick up a point at Stade 24 Fevrier 1956.
FT: USM 0- 0 Rangers. Fantastic performance by the lads. Second leg comes up December 23 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium— Rangers Int. FC (@RangersIntFC) December 15, 2018
The result means the Flying Antelopes will reach the play-off round if they win at home in the return leg at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on December 23.
The winners of the Confederation Cup first round are drawn against the losers of the Champions League first round, with the teams from the Confederation Cup hosting the second leg.
The 16 winners of the play-off round advance to the group stage.