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Rivers United Dumped Out Of CAF Champions League

Rivers United Dumped Out Of CAF Champions League

Rivers United have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League after going down to a 1-0 defeat against Sudanese club Al Hilal at the Suez Canal Stadium on Sunday evening, reports Completesports.com.

Al Hilal won the contest 2-1 on aggregate.


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The Sudanese side held the Nigerian club to a 1-1 draw in the first leg last weekend.


Rivers United will now compete in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup following their ouster of the competition.

Two-time African champions Enyimba are the country’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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  • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

    What an irony…?! And Nigeria league has MANY TALENTS o…LMAOooo!

    3 out of 4 teams out, right at the 1st hurdle….and some people will be quick to remind us Westerhof scouted the league in the early 90’s (a league that produced continental finalists/champions back-to-back for close to a decade back then between the late 80s and mid-to-late 90s)

    • Kinesis 1 month ago

      This is a Sudanese club oh. NPFL truly gat talents

    • Emecco 1 month ago

      @ Drey, you are very correct, bw 1985 to 1996, Nigerian clubs played in more than 10 continental finals winning a handful.of them, let’s check the roll call;
      1985, Leventis, Cup Winner Cup, Finalist.
      1987, Abiola Babes, Cup Winners Cup, Semifinalist.
      1988, Iwuanyanwu, Champions Cup, Finalist.
      1988,Ranchers Bees, Cup Winners Cup, finalists.
      1989, Bendel United, Cup Winners Cup, Finalist.
      1990, Iwuanyanwu,Champions Cup, Semifinalist.
      1990, BCC Lions, Cup Winners Cup, Champions.
      1991, Iwuanyanwu, Champions Cup Semifinalist.
      1991, BCC lions, Cup Winner’s Cup, Finalists.
      1992, Shooting Stars, CAF cup, Champions
      1993, Stationery Stores, Champions Cup, Semifinalists
      1994, Bendel Insurance, CAF cup, Champions.
      1995, Julius Berger, Cup winners Cup, Finalists.
      1996,Shooting Stars, Champions Cup ,Finalists.
      So People can now understand how formidable our local league was in those good old days, it pains me to my marrows that our League has degenerated to the extent that 3 out of our 4 teams crash out at the very first round of the Continental cups.

      • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

        Good job there My brother, if you add the WAFU cup to that list, you will even be “more prouder” of the quality of the league we had back then. Juxtapose that with the last 10 years…..only 1 team often manages to scrape through to the group stages after 2 knockout qualifying rounds.

        Is it one Al-marek of wherever that Up Sooting of old would not maul home or away or one Entente-lupopo that BCC lions or Super stores will not use for barbeque on their way to the finals…??

        Even in the early 2002s 1st and 2nd round matches were mostly home and away victories for the likes of Enyimba or Julius Berger or Enugu rangers. I recall Enyimba hammering FC 105 of Libreville 4-0 home and away in 2003 or there about. Not forgetting Enugu ranger’s 4-0 mauling of Almighty Al-Ahly of Egypt in 2004 or thereabout.

        But nowadays 3 out of 4 representatives will fall at the very 1st hurdle and some drunk people will compare the league in 2021 to the league of continental champions of the 90s……LMAOOooo

      • Good job Emecco. Really informative, thanks.

  • Sunnyb 1 month ago

    If u see the way these bunch of useless home based players plays u will disband Nigeria league ASAP. I leaned my lesson from wasting my time to watch the Nigeria vs Mexcco game in LA.folks we don’t ve good players in our league, just some bunch of local hunters running after squirrels.

  • chuks haifa 1 month ago

    Pinnick should just hurry up and go. He’s turning to Buhari of our football. Everything is going upside down with him in charge from the decisions he takes.

  • Sunnyb 1 month ago

    Emecco, Deo, Dre, I swear, onyeaka, Bonke, onyekuru, onuachu and few more of our Eagles players of today go chop bench tire for Rangers, flash flamingos, NNB, leventhis United, stores, Abiola babes in the 80s or early 90s.

    • Emecco 1 month ago

      Even as recent as 2003, both Enyimba and Julius Berger were in the continental finals, While Enyimba won the Champions League Trophy, Julius Berger narrowly lost 2-3 aggregate to Etoile du Sahel to concede the Cup Winners cup to the Tunisians, I can’t forget our “rebel” brother, Ugochukwu Obiakor who scored all the 3/goals for Etoile du Sahel in the finals in Sousse, The Tunisians won the return Leg 3-0 after losing the first leg 2-0. Back then we all follow Nigerian clubs passionately.I remember my Dad taking me to National Stadium Surulere to watch Iwuanyanwu Nationale vs Nkana Red Devils of Zambia, those days, Father’s take their kids to watch our Local teams play.

  • Mr Hush 1 month ago

    There isn’t much of a surprise here.

    The local league like most sectors in Nigeria; the best of us have ‘japa’ and the ones left behind are planning to ‘japa’. So where is the talent?!
    There is no will to play in/for a league that has no will to treat players right.
    No investment.
    No infrastructure.
    Bad management.
    Corrupt and inept leadership.
    All these leads to where we are today; failure.

  • Hambali Bello H. 1 month ago

    Our league will never grow when governments still control the teams with inept and corrupt management officers. Corrupt match offficers. 3 . Lack of proper facilities and without desirable programs in training. To cap it what type of NFF managements do we have, zero. If by now no one is sure when the new season will commence. Do NFF even have proper records. . Calling our football league “ Professional “ is laughable. Yester years amateur league teams will beat our now professional teams black and white. Until we revolutionize our football systems with zero tolerance for corruption and cheating our football will go nowhere.