Rivers United gaffer, Stanley Eguma is happy his side will be going into their second leg fixture against Bloemfontein Celtic with huge advantages, but warned his team that the tie is still much alive.
Rivers United secured a 2 – 0 win over South African Premier Soccer League side, Bloemfontein Celtic in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium on Wednesday.
Two second half goals from Godwin Aguda and Fortune Omoniwari secured the impressive win.
Speaking to told brila.net, Eguma expressed gratitude to his player and his back room staff for their dedication towards the match.
Eguma however stressed further, that it’s not time to roll out the drums as he believes Bloemfontein Celtics will play like a wounded lions in the return leg.
“It’s a good results, i thank the players, the technical crew and sponsors of the team. It was a collective efforts, the game was very tough and to get a 2 – 0 win here isn’t easy.
“We also know that the tie not over, because we still have second leg to play at home in Nigeria and we have to work harder because they will be coming into the match with different tactics, so it’s not yet time for celebration. We hope to kill the game off quickly,” He told brila.net.
Rivers United arrived the country on Thursday and they will start preparations for the 2020-2021 NPFL opener with Rangers.
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