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Meet Paul Acquah Rivers United FC 4-goal hero vs DC Motembe Pembe

Rivers United FC of Nigeria secured CAF Confederation Cup victories over DC Motembe Pembe of Congo thanks to the 4-goal heroics of Paul Acquah in Luanda and Uyo.

First, Acquah scored the only goal to hand Rivers United FC an away win in Luanda before completing his rout of DC Motembe Pembe with a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo on Thursday evening.

Rivers United FC players celebrating one of Paul Acquah's goal vs DC Motembe Pembe in Uyo
Rivers United FC players celebrating one of Paul Acquah’s goal vs DC Motembe Pembe in Uyo

This victories have moved Rivers United FC to top spot in Group B of this seasons CAF Confederation Cup. A win or draw in the next game vs Diabes Noir could seal a semi-final spot for a side currently enjoying a rich vein of form.

Who is Paul Acquah ? is one question that has dominated discussions about Rivers United FC’s victory over DC Motembe Pembe, reason SportsRation has put up this report with information about the man of the moment.


Paul Acquah is from Ghana. He was born on May 25, 1997

He is an attacking midfielder but at Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma has mostly deployed the 27-year old as a right winger.

Strong, fast and dangerous when provided with space to play, Acquah has scored six goals for Rivers United FC in the continent this season.

The Pride of Rivers began the season in the CAF Champions League where Acquah bagged two goals before they dropped to the CAF Confederation Cup following a Champions League playoff round loss to Wydad Casablanca.

The Ghanian has now scored four goals in the CAF Confederation Cup (All against DC Motembe Pembe) to push Rivers United FC close to the last-4.


Paul Acquah joined Rivers United FC In April 2021.

He has previously turned out for Wazito FC, Star Madrid FC, Hearts of Oak and Kintampo FC.

He currently wears jersey number 23 at Rivers United FC.

With DC Motembe Pembe out of the way, Rivers United FC will turn attention to a Nigeria Premier Football League clash vs Enugu Rangers International at the Adokieye Amasiamaka stadium, Port Harcourt before hosting Diabes Noir in round five of the CAF Confederation Cup group B match.

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