Rivers United crash out of CAF Champions League

Rivers United Football Club [Photo Credit: Africasports24]

One of the teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United, have sensationally crashed out of the competition.

The Garden City team were looking destined for a place in the money-spinning group stage of the Champions League after registering a 3-0 win in their first leg clash against Sudanese outfit, Al-Merrikh, in Port Harcourt last weekend.

However, having been subjected to a hostile reception in Omdurman, the Nigeria Professional Football League side were simply blown away, losing 4-0 to their hosts on Saturday night.

Bakri Al Madina was the hero for Al-Merrikh as he scored a first half hat trick; netting in the 9th, 24th and 45th minute.

The host got the much craved after fourth goal in the second half as they progressed with a 4-3 aggregate score line while Rivers United will now settle to play in the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup.

The other Nigerian team in the CAF Champions League, Enugu Rangers will be up against Zamlek on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium.

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The Flying Antelopes will have to emulate Al-Merrikh having lost the first leg 4-1 in Cairo last weekend.

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