Rivers United dumped out of Champions League, joins Enyimba in the CAF Confederations Cup

Rivers United dumped out of Champions League, joins Enyimba in the CAF Confederations Cup

Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United have been eliminated from the competition after losing 1-0 Sudanese club Al Hilal at the Suez Canal Stadium on Sunday evening.

Rivers United were held to a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, and a 1-0 defeat in the second leg played in Egypt on Sunday, means they are out of the tournament.


The Pride of Rivers lost 2-1 on aggregate and they drop to the CAF Confederation Cup, while Al Hilal advanced to the Group phase of CAF Champions League.

Rivers United will now compete in the play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup following their ouster of the competition.

They will now join Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup after the People’s Elephant destroyed Diambars FC of Senegal 4-0 on aggregate.

After winning the first leg 1-0 last weekend, Enyimba hosted the Senegalese in Aba and record an outstanding 3-0 to seal passage to the next round.

Both side will hope to avoid reach each other in the final preliminary stages of the competition.

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