CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United Beat Etoile Filante, Cruise To Group Stage

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Rivers United cruised into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a hard-fought 2-0 win against Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso on Sunday night. The home team won the second qualifying round contest 2-0 on aggregate.

Rivers United held the Burkinabes to a 0-0 draw in the first leg two weeks ago. The hosts missed two penalties in the keenly contested encounter. Alex Oyowah opened scoring for the Port Harcourt club a minute from time. Oyowah converted from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time.

The Pride of Rivers is the only Nigerian club, which made it to the group stage of a continental competition this season. They made it to the quarter-finals stage of the competition last season. Fellow Confederation Cup challenger, Bendel Insurance was eliminated on Friday after a 1-0 second-leg loss to two-time title-holders, Renaissance Berkane in Morocco. Stanley Eguma’s side will look to make history as the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup.

 

 

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