Home Football Rivers United draw First blood against USM Algers in CAF Confederations Cup Clash

Rivers United draw First blood against USM Algers in CAF Confederations Cup Clash

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Ganiyu Muftau

In a captivating encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Rivers United emerged victorious against Algerian giants USM Alger in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final tie.

The hero of the day was Augustine Okejepha, who netted a superb strike within the first ten minutes, giving the Nigerian club a crucial lead. Despite creating numerous additional chances, Rivers United couldn’t extend their advantage.

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This victory marks a significant step for Rivers United, who were knocked out at this stage last year by Tanzanian outfit Club Africain. However, the job isn’t done yet. They’ll need to maintain their focus as they travel to Algeria for the second leg next week.

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With the away goals rule still very much in play, USM Alger, the reigning champions, will be under immense pressure to turn things around at home and secure their place in the semi-finals. This promises to be an exciting second chapter in this Africa showdown.

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