By James Agberebi:
Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma has expressed his disappointment over his team's inability to score more goals in their 2-1 home win over Uganda's KCCA on matchday-4, Group A, of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Rivers United brightened their chances reaching the quarter-finals with the hard-fought win against KCCA at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium Port Harcourt.
Two early goals in the first and 15th minute from Bernard Ovoke and Frederick Obomate respectively, put Rivers United 2-0 up before Geofrey Serunkuma reduced the deficit for the visitors.
The win took the Nigerian side to third position in Group A with six points from four matches, behind Moroccan side Fath Union Sport (FUS) on six points and Club Africain of Tunisia also on six points. KCCA, also on six points, are at the bottom of the group.
Reacting to the win, Eguma who praised his players for emerging victorious, stated that qualification to the quarter-finals may come down to the number of goals scored which was their undoing against KCCA.
"I am happy with the victory, but I expected more goals because this game is all about goals. For us to advance from the group, we need to score more goals. However, it’s a game of football and nobody can change the result," Eguma told cafonline.com.
"Everybody saw the way we started, it showed that the team was hungry for goals and we started the game from their scoring area despite missing a lot of chances in the first half.
"It’s a tight group and every team in the group is strong and tough. Rivers United is new on the continent, but we are optimistic, and working hard to improve our performance.
"We planned to finish the game in the first half, but the players were careless, so we didn’t get what we really planned."
Rivers United's next game is at home against Group A second placed team Club Africain of Tunisia on July 2.