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Rivers United skipper: We want to win the CAF Confederation Cup title

Appeals for home support ahead of Quater-final clash in Uyo

Rivers United FC of Nigeria skipper Festus Austin has revealed the team is set out to win the CAF Confederation Cup title this year.

The captain made this disclosure after the teams training session at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup quater-final first-leg encounter vs Young Africans of Tanzania.

Festus hailed the favourable outcome Rivers United has enjoyed at the Godswill Akpabio International Staduim and also appealed to fans to come out and support the team with a promise they will not disappoint.

“Uyo has been a favourable ground for us, not just in the CAF Confederation Cup, even in the league, ” the Rivers United skipper told Journalist Bassey Ibiatisuho.

” The last three seasons we’ve been having good results here so we are hopeful we will get something positive on Sunday against Young Africans.”

“We know the importance of this game to the whole country and we have set a target for ourselves to win this trophy. We assure our fans that we will not disappoint, please come out on Sunday and support us,” he appealed.

To watch the game on Sunday, fans will part with 200/500 naira for popular and VIP stand tickets respectively.

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Paul Acquah of Rivers United FC Celebrating one of goals in their 3-1 CAF Confederation Cup group stage win over DC Motembe Pembe at the Nest of Champions, Uyo. Photo Credit: Jimoh Otisoro.

Rivers United finished the group stage games unbeaten at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium and will hope the atmosphere which saw them score 8-goals in three games comes alive vs Young Africans so they can take a healthy first-leg advantage to Tanzania for the return leg.

The aggregate winner over two-legs encounter will face either South Africa’s Marumo Gallants FC or the Pyramids FC of Egypt in the semi-final of this seasons CAF Confederation Cup.

RS Berkane of Morocco are current champions of the competition having defeated South Africa`s Orlando Pirates on penalties in the final game at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo in 2022.

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