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Rivers United Must Keep Working Hard Despite Club Africain Win — Eguma

Rivers United Must Keep Working Hard Despite Club Africain Win — Eguma

Rivers United head coach Stanley Eguma has tasked his players to keep working hard despite their victory against Club Africain of Tunisia.

Eguma’s side won the CAF Confederation Cup matchday three fixture 1-0.

Skipper of the side Nyima Nwagua scored the winning goal five minutes before the break.

Eguma stated that his side must keep their feet on the ground ahead of subsequent matches.

“We have very strong teams in the group. Today, we’ve picked three points but it’s not yet time for celebration because we have other games to play. We’ll go back to Tunis, to ensure we keep a clean slate and then, face other challenges after now,” Eguma said after the game.

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“It was a good and highly technical game. I give kudos to my players for keeping up with their tactical discipline in this game. Club Africain is a good team, there’s no doubt as they played with a lot of tactics.

“All our tactical plans worked because the players were able to keep their heads down and adhere to instructions.”

Rivers United are now the third Nigerian club after the defunct BCC Lions and Enyimba to beat Club Africain on the continent.

The Nigerian flag bearers now have six points from three matches to go joint top of Group C with Club Africain, as Dreams FC of Ghana won 3-2 at APC do Lobito of Angola to stay third in the standings also with six points.

Both teams will meet again in a matchday four contest on Wednesday, December 20 in Tunis.

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