CAF Champions League: Rivers United fail to qualify for community stage


Nigeria now now not has a consultant in this season’s CAF Champions League following the ouster of Rivers United on Sunday by Sudanese club, Al Hilal.

The Pride of Rivers were edged out 2-1 on mixture after two legs. The first leg had been drawn 1-1 and Rivers United then misplaced 1-0 in Sunday’s 2nd leg.

A fourth-minute aim by Yasir Mozamil used to be the total Sundanese club essential to declare the essential preserve.

Coach Stanley Eguma made three changes to the Rivers United facet that started Sunday’s 1-1 plot with Al Hilal in the 1st leg.

Ebube Duru used to be abet in the starting lineup in left-abet, while there are additionally remembers for goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokai and midfielder Morice Chukwu. Moses Omoduemuke led the street as Malachi Ohawume started from the bench.

Joseph Onoja’s disregarded out on the matchday squad ensuing from a knock suffered in practising and this used to be the biggest news from Rivers United’s camp before Sunday’s 2nd leg tie.

While Al Hilal has enough to the community levels of the Champions League on the energy of their 2-1 mixture preserve, Rivers United own dropped to the playoff spherical of the CAF Confederations Cup.

The Nigeria flag bearers own joined the likes of TP Mazembe and Simba SC who additionally dropped to the CAF 2nd-tier cup competitors.

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