Rivers United gave Nigeria some ray of hope in CAF club competition as the Stanley Eguma tutored side defeated Rayon Sport of Rwanda 2-0 in their first leg CAF Confederation Cup playoff at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday, reports

Two goals in either side of half time from Emeka Atuloma and Guy Kuemian gave United the win and a first leg advantage.

United’s high pressing game showed their determination to take the day and it proved it at the end of the encounter.

Atuloma gave Rivers United the lead in the 29th after volleying in Ifeanyi Nweke’s cross.

United pressed on for a second goal before half time but couldn’t add to their solitary lead in the first half.

In the 51st minute, Guy Kuemian scored what proved to be the winning goal as he volleyed home from 25 yards to seal the win for Rivers United.

The return leg is slated for Saturday 22nd April in Kigali.

Nigeria’s other representative in the CAF Confederation Cup Enugu Rangers crashed out of the competition after losing 3-0 in their second leg tie against Zesco United of Zambia on Saturday. Zesco progressed into the group stage 5-2 on aggregate.


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