CAFCC: How 10-man Rivers United sailed through in Angola vs Motema Pembe

CAFCC: How 10-man Rivers United sailed through in Angola vs Motema Pembe

NPFL champions, Rivers United continued their CAF confederation Cup campaign with yet another victory against Daring Club Motema Pembe of Congo on Sunday evening.CAFCC: How 10-man Rivers United sailed through in Angola vs Motema Pembe

How did they pull through with ten men?

Motema Pembe gracefully welcomed the Port Harcourt outfit for the group B matchday 3 clash at the Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium in Talatona (near Luanda), Angola

But all thanks to Paul Acquah, who grabbed a superb winner as the 10-man Rivers United claimed a hard earned 1-0 victory over their hosts.

After the goalkeeper saved his first header, Ghanaian winger reacted immediately to score on a rebound in the 52nd minute, earning Coach Stanley Eguma a crucial away victory.

Rivers United left-back – Ebube Duru was sent off in the tensely contested game in Angola after receiving a second yellow card three minutes before interval.

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Although it may still be difficult for any of the teams to predict who will advance to the quarterfinals, this outcome may be a starting point for the Pride of Rivers

The Les Immaculés suffered their first home loss in the CAF TotalEnergies Confederation’s Cup this season as a result of Rivers United’s victory.

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What the result means for the NPFL side:

With six points from three games, Rivers United moves to the top of Group B. The Stanley Eguma team will now concentrate on their Nigeria Premier Football League matchup against Abia Warriors on Saturday in Umuahia.

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