CAF Confederation Cup

10-man Rivers United FC grind out CAF Confederation away victory over Motema Pembe

CAFCC playoffs: Rivers United advances to group stage

Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Rivers United FC on Sunday evening battled to a 0-1 win over DC Motema Pembe in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Rivers United FC were reduced to ten-men in the first half after left back Ebube Duru was sent off. That will not deter Stanley Eguma’s men as they fought to keep scores level until the half-time break.

In the 53rd minute, a combination of poor goalkeeping and luck presented Rivers United FC forward with an opportunity to tap home, and he did so to put Rivers United FC 0-1.

Motema will press hard for an equalizer but Rivers United FC were disciplined in defence plus another fantastic performance by goalkepeer Sochima Victor to grind out a 0-1 win in Congo.

In the other game involving Rivers United FC group opponents, Ivorien side ASEC Mimosas defeated Diabes Noirs 2-0. Rivers United FC are group B leaders after three games and will host Motema Pembe at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo in round four.

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