Stanley Eguma Technical Adviser of Rivers United says that his team hope to beat FUS Rabat of Morocco today at home to get their Confederation Cup hopes back on course.
The Moroccans are ahead in Group A after they defeated Kampala City Council of Uganda and United fell 3-1 at Club Africain of Tunisia.
“We know the importance of this game after we lost our first game in Tunisia. We are looking forward to a victory because that will boost our chances in this group,” Eguma said.
“FUS Rabat will be very confident after they won their opening game, so we have to stop them.
“They will be the typical North African game, who will depend on counter attacks.”
The Nigerian flag bearers will be boosted with the return from suspension of inspirational skipper Festus Austine.
Burkina Faso midfielder Alisou Sanou is recovering from illness, but rightback Ifeanyi Nweke is still suspended after his dismissal at Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the final playoffs.
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