CAFCC: Rivers United Departs Nigeria For Brazzaville, Congo

Nigeria Premier Football League (NFPL) champions Rivers United, has departed Nigeria to play their Caf confederation cup group stage first leg clash with Congolese side Diables Noirs on Sunday.

According to a statement by the club’s media officer Mayuku Charles on the club Facebook page, the pride of Rivers are set to leave Port Harcourt for Lagos and then to Brazzaville in Congo on Friday morning.

“Rivers United will depart for Brazzaville Congo by 10:25am on Friday 10th February for the CAF Confederation’s cup group stage tie against Diables Noirs on Sunday 12th February 2023.

“The team will depart for the city of Brazzaville, from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos via ASKY Airline”, the statement reads.

Rivers United failed to progress into the group stages of the Caf champions league but made it to the group stages of the Caf confederation cup after defeating Libyan side Al Nasr SC 6-1 on aggregate last November.

The pride of Rivers who are the only representative of Nigeria on the continent this season find themselves in group B alongside Republic of Congo side Motema Pembe, Congolese side Diables Noirs and Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas.

The match is slated for the 33,037 capacity Alphonse Massamba-Debat Stadium, Stade Marchand.

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