By Johnny Edward:
One of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United, brightened their chances of qualifying for the group stages of the competition by defeating Al-Merrikh from Sudan 3-0 in their round of 32 first leg clash in Port Harcourt on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
A first half brace from Guy Kuemian and another brilliant effort from Esosa Igbinosa gave the Pride of Rivers a comfortable lead going into the second leg next weekend.
Kuemian opened scoring in the 15th minute of the encounter.
The Ivorien forward doubled his side’s lead three minutes later to hand Stanley Eguma’s side a 2-0 lead into the break.
Esosa Igbinosa sealed the win for in the 85th minute of the encounter.
The second leg will be played at the Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman next week.
The winner of the tie will qualify for the group stage of the competition.