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CAF Confederation Cup: Nigerian Ambassador Tasks Rivers United To Beat Club Africain

CAF Confederation Cup: Nigerian Ambassador Tasks Rivers United To Beat Club Africain

The Nigeria Head of Mission in Tunisia, Hakeem Oladepo Falusi on Wednesday paid a visit to players and officials of Rivers United at their hotel ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup matchday four tie with Club Africain of Tunisia.

Falusi, who was accompanied by Olu Mustapha, Head of Chancery in the Embassy of Nigeria in Tunis visited the players and their officials in Hotel Ez-Zahra Dar Tunis to familiarise and encourage the team ahead of the crunch encounter with the Tunisian opponents billed for the 60,000 capacity Stade de Rades.

He was welcomed by the Rivers United General Manager, Dr Okey Kpalukwu, Secretary, Ahmed Abdulraman, Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma and NFF representative, Ali Cairo.

The General Manager welcomed his Excellency and thanked him for finding time to come visit the team as this will spur the players to do well.

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The Head of Mission, who urged the Pride of Rivers to make the country proud by beating Club Africain noted that they are flying the country’s flag in Tunisia.

He said: “You also have the country behind you. The flag you are flying is also a Nigeria flag now. It’s not only your state that will be proud of you, Nigeria will also be proud of your victory.

“It’s just to come and identify with you and know how you are faring to ensure that you are okay and other logistics is addressed. We don’t want to have issues like that as a major concern.”

Responding, the team captain, Nyima Nwagua thanked the Head of Missions for the hospitality as the players were happy to see officials of the Embassy on arrival at the airport. He promised not to let the Nation down.

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  • Sportradio88.0 fm 6 months ago

    Ambassador don talk him own . Pls don’t go and beat Dem play 5 4 1 and 6 3 1 and end it with 5 5 0 not to win but to draw the game.. even the referee wil be against you on the field and do allow the Tunisia to fool u into the box 18 . The Arab guys can drag u and fall down in the box to get a penalty . And the referee wil allow it .
    An offence committed outside the box can cause u a penalty so be careful. Nothing u wil not see in north Africa in a caf competitions.even the spectators can stop the game with the withsle.ambassdor might not be aware of this trick as a civil servants or political officer

    • Sportradio88.0 fm 6 months ago

      Club Africain 5 rivers 0

      Club Africain 0 Rivers united 0
      Which is better?

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