But sportjuice9ja correspondent through the media personal of Rivers United gathered some information which seems to be threat on the Nigerian club. They have been threatened via social media and as well have been denied visa to Egypt.
Speaking further the Sport media person disclosed to Sportjuice9ja that Al Masry have mandated it that they must have an advantage win at all cost at home ground when they host Rivers United at Egypt.
A chat message from a fans of Al Masry to Rivers United with some abysmal threats.
It was also disclosed to Sportjuice9ja that Al Masry are planning on using fake Covid19 results to weaken the strength of the Rivers United.
The Porthacourt based club immediately reacted by writing a petition to CAF about threat to life and how they have been denied Visa to travel.
The information on the club social media platforms reads as below.
“In what is fast unfolding as yet another ugly chapter in African football as Rivers United has decried the antics of Egyptian side Al Masry ahead of this weekend’s CAF TotalEnergies play-off return leg clash in Alexandria.
The Pride of Rivers raced to a 2-1 victory in the first leg at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba and know a draw or victory will be good enough to progress into the group phase of the competition.
Ahead of this weekend’s encounter, Rivers United has uncovered plots by Al Masry to unsettle the team, speaking on the progress of preparation, Media Officer of Rivers United, Charles Mayuku, revealed that some members of Rivers United contingent for the tie have been denied entry visa into Egypt by the Egyptian Embassy, including two journalists.
In addition, Al Masry football club in various official social media posts and their corresponding fans’ comments have threatened to hurt members of Rivers United during their visit. Threat statements like “we will kill you,” “welcome to hell,” and photos of knives, machetes, and flares dominated comments below Al Masry’s official post.
To rub salt to wound, Rivers United has also gotten wind that Covid19 test manipulations will also be employed to further weaken the resolve of the team.
To this effect, Rivers United has drawn the attention of Africa’s football governing body, CAF in writing, through the Nigeria Football Federation, as well the Foreign Affairs Commission and the Nigerian Embassy in Egypt to this unsavory and barbaric scheme.
The team remains focused and are set to jet out of Nigeria on Thursday for Sunday’s action which is billed to kickoff at 5pm Nigerian time”
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