Rivers United captain, Festus Austin, is rueing the own goal he conceded in the club's home defeat to Club Africain in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday-5 game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium Port Harcourt Sunday evening, but affirms that the team will not give up on their chances of advancing beyond the group stages, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The match was heading towards a 1-0 defeat for Stanley Eguma's team, but Austin inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net beyond keeper Femi Thomas to hand the Tunisians a healthy 2-0 win.
Club Africain won the reverse fixture 3-1 in Tunis.
Sunday's misfortune was Austin's second in the group stages after he was culpable in one of the goals KCCA scored in a 3-1 win in Kampala on Matchday-3.
"It was just a bad moment for me, but that is football. I'm not happy scoring two own goals in the group stages, but I have to move on," Austin said ruefully.
"There's one more match for us to play in the group . We will give our best when we play FUT Rabat and hope the result of the Club Africain versus KCCA favours us," Austin said with optimism.
The Pride of Rivers will need to defeat the Moroccans away to stand a chance of advancing beyond the group stages.