Rivers United Thrash Al-Merrikh, Close In On CAFCL Group Stage

Rivers United Thrash Al-Merrikh, Close In On CAFCL Group Stage

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.

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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.

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