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Rivers Utd seal CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final ticket

Francis Ajuonuma, Lagos

Nigeria’s Rivers United have earned themselves a place in the quarter finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup after recording favourable 2-2 draw at home against Congolese Club, Diables Noirs yesterday.


The match was played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo

The result sees them move to 10 points on top of Group B, three ahead of second placed Asec Mimosas, who are yet to play their penultimate match.

Diables are third in the group with five points and their hopes only hinge on whether Asec loses their match against DC Motema Pembe.

Rivers had to come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1, but conceded an equalizer nine minutes to time.

Emmanuel Ampiah put the ball in his own net to give Diables the lead, they held on till halftime. In the second half though, Rivers put up a fight and Nwangwa Nyima scored twice in four minutes to take the lead.

However, Diables restored parity with nine minutes left through Deo Bassinga.

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