CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United gear up for Diables Noirs test

Written by on February 10, 2023

Action will start in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup this weekend with Nigerian champions, Rivers United away to Congolese side, CSMD Diables Noirs.

The encounter is billed for Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat, Brazzaville on Sunday.

Rivers United are looking to make history by becoming the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederations Cup title.

Enugu Rangers, Heartland and the defunct Julius Berger all came close in the past making it to the final but fell at the last hurdle.

The Pride of Rivers have started the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League season on a good note with just one defeat from six games.

Stanley Eguma’s side also have an experienced squad full of quality players, who can hold their own against any opposition.

In Ghanaian goalkeeper, Seidu Mutawakilu they have one of the best safest hands on the continent, while the duo of Chiamaka Madu and Nyima Nwagua will be looked upon to deliver the goods in midfield and attack.

Congo Democratic Republic’s DC Motema Pembe and ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire are the two other team.


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