Rivers United target Group A top spot

Rivers United target Group A top spot
Benard Evoke of Rivers United challenged by Kavuna Habib of KCCA during the 2017 CAF Confederation football match between Rivers United and Kampala City at Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. @Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jul 02, 2017. 13:00

Rivers United will face Club Africain in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group A match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 17h00 CAT.

United registered a 2-1 win over Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC in their previous group match which was played in Port Harcourt over a week ago.

The win saw the Nigerian club move to the third spot on the Group A table with six points. They are only behind group leaders FUS Rabat on goal difference.

Bernard Ovoke, who netted against KCCA, is the dangerman for United and the attacker will be eager to inspire his side to victory over Africain.

Meanwhile, Africain defeated Rabat 2-1 in their previous group match which was played in Rades, Tunisia almost two weeks ago.

The victory took the Tunisian side to second spot on the Group A standings with six points. They are only behind the group leaders Rabat on goal difference.

Saber Khalifa, who captained Africain against Rabat, is one of the team's key players and he will be looking to help his side overcome United.

The winner between United and Africain will move to the top of the group standings with one match left.



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