The pride of rivers had a challenging home victory yesterday against a spirited El Masry, they will travel to Egypt to take on their opponents on 5th December. This second tie will determine which team made it through to the next round of the tournament.
Rivers United will be hoping to replicate same result of yesterday at Egypt or at most a draw will see them through.
First-half goals from Uche Onwuansanya and Ishaq Kayode earned Rivers United a TotalEnergies CAF Confederations cup additional playoff round first leg win, although Mohamed Antar’s 27th minute goal had given the Egyptians hope.
The home side started the brighter and were rewarded after twenty five minutes, Uche Onwuansanya following up to rifle in a low shot from a Malachi Ohawume’s pass. Al Masry sports club drew level almost immediately when Mohamed Antar against the run of play found the back of the net. Rivers United found their rhythm and restored their lead when Ishaq Kayode was allowed to get on the end of Malachi Ohawume’s flick to slam in from within range.
Stanley Eguma, Rivers United Technical Manager: “It is a narrow win but I think it is not yet over. We will go back to Cairo and continue the search for goals. We know it’s going to be difficult but we will not go there to defend, we will go there to ensure that we score goals as we did today because it is only goals that will make us to qualify.”
Eyimba FC were to be on action as well yesterday but had their games postponed after they were stranded at Casablanca in Morocco, they were unable to get into Tunisia to play due to Covid19 restrictions.
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