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Rivers United defeat Club Africain in CAF Confederation Cup group stage MD3

Rivers United FC defeated Club Africain of Tunisia 1-0 on matchday three of the 2023/2024 CAF Confederation Cup. SportsRation reports.

Forward, Nyima Nwagua scored the only goal to lead the Nigerian side past Tunisia’s Club Africain 1-0 on matchday three of the 2023/2024 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

Tunisia’s Club Africain enjoyed significant portion of possession in Uyo before Rivers United FC skipper, Nyima Nwagua struck the only goal of the group C fixture at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

The only goal of the match arrived in the 43rd minute when Enyinnaya Kazie found Nwagua with a pass in the opposition penalty. The forward took a turn before firing a low-shot into the bottom left corner for the all-important winner.

The visitors who came with their fans to Nigeria pulled all systems in their arsenal but were resisted by the Pride of Rivers in a second half to produced few chances as both teams shared period of dominance.

The game ended 1-0 in favour of Rivers United FC, their first ever victory over Club Africain.

Their previous two meetings ended in favour of Club Africain.

In 2017, the Tunisians defeated Rivers United FC 0-2 in Port Harcourt before winning 3-1 in the second leg in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

Six years on, it is the Nigerian side who have the bragging right after the first-leg.

That result takes Rivers United FC level with Club Africain on six points, same tally for Ghana’s Dream FC following their 2-3 away win over Academica do Lobito of Angola in the other CAF Confederation Cup group C fixture on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Rivers United FC will travel to Tunisia on matchday four, hoping to avoid defeat in their bid to pick one of two quater-final tickets from the group.

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