Monday Feb 06, 2017. 10:30
Rivers United will fly out to Bamako, Mali, for a CAF Champions League preliminary round clash against hosts AS Real Bamako at the weekend.
Officials of the club confirmed that ‘The Pride of Rivers’ will fly out on Thursday for the West African derby.
"We are not going back to Port Harcourt after the NPFL matchday 6 defeat at Shooting Stars. Instead, we will head straight for Lagos from where we'll fly out to Mali on Thursday," Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma said.
Ahmed Abdulrahman, secretary of the club, further added they are not yet sure of the airline that will airlift the team for the Mali trip.
"What I can say is that we are travelling on Thursday. The airline that will fly the team I do not know yet, but by Monday I would be able to say for sure," he added.
By Sab Osuji