Nigeria’s Rivers United confirm Confed Cup progression

Nigeria’s Rivers United confirm Confed Cup progression
Rivers United forward Bernard Ovoke (left) goes for goal against Akwa United in the NPFL

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Apr 22, 2017. 11:00

The group stage line-up for the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup is complete, with Nigeria’s Rivers United confirming their place yesterday.

The West Africans drew 0-0 away to Rwanda’s Rayon Sports at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali on Saturday, completing a 2-0 aggregate win in the playoff tie.

The first leg in Port Harcourt last weekend saw the Nigerians claim a victory thanks to goals from Emeka Atuloma and Guy Kuemian.

The Rivers-Rayon tie was offset by one week, with the other 15 ties completed last weekend.

United join TP Mazembe, CS Sfaxien, Zesco United, FUS Rabat, Smouha, Recreativo Libolo, MC Alger, CF Mounana, Horoya, Platinum Stars, SuperSport United, Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid, Mbabane Swallows, Club African and KCCA in the final 16.

The group stage draw will be conducted at CAF’s Cairo headquarters on Wednesday April 26.

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