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Confed Cup: Rivers United advance to next stage

Rivers United has forced Rayos Sporting of Uganda to a goalless draw to advance into the next stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Rivers United of Port Harcourt

A 2-0 Rivers United first-leg win in Port Harcourt a week ago meant Rayos needed to score three un-replied goals in the return fixture to progress to the next stage.

But the Port Harcourt side stopped its opponent in Kigali to progress on a 2-0 aggregate score. Coach of the Rwandan side, Maseli Juba, said his team lost to a more experienced side.

“We played well but the problem is that we played to a more experienced team and they have a lot of experience,” Juba lamented.

Rivers United thus becomes the 16th and final side to qualify for the group stages of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.
Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, is already looking forward to a credible performance at the group stages of the competition.

“We would have to map out and re-strategise to enable us to perform, since we have passed through the rigorous preliminaries,” he stated.

Rivers United is the only Nigerian club side left in any CAF Continental Club Football competition in the current season.

By Felix Simire

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