Rivers Utd continental push lifts Elegbeleye

Edwin  - CEO March 4, 2024
Updated 2024/03/05 at 11:59 PM
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Rivers Utd Photo credit: NPFL
Rivers Utd Photo credit: NPFL

CAF Confederation Cup: Club gets applause for reaching quarter-finals of 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup


Image credit: NPFL


NPFL reports that Rivers United has been applauded for reaching the quarter-finals of the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 defeat of Dreams FC of Ghana in the last group fixture in Uyo.


Rivers United finished second behind the Ghanaian side on the same points but with an inferior goal deficit, with Club Africain of Tunisia dropping to third after a 1-1 draw with APC Lobito of Angola.


In a congratulatory message, the Chairman of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, said their success has added to the recent revival of the nation’s football.


The NPFL Chairman also commended the club for the win, which sustained Nigeria’s standing in country ratings in CAF club competitions.


“Rivers United’s victory and qualification for the knockout stage are significant because they have guaranteed Nigeria two places each in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.


“We are delighted that the Club has sustained the country’s recent good runs in football since the coming of the Ibrahim Gusau-led NFF Board,” declared Elegbeleye.


He assured Rivers United of the NPFL Board’s continued support in whichever way it requires assistance to ensure that Nigeria wins the competition.


“Rivers United is a worthy ambassador of the NPFL, and we are very proud of their performance, which has also impacted our league’s quality standard and competitiveness,” continued Elegbeleye.


Rivers United will now face any of the three USM Alger of Algeria, Zamalek of Egypt, or RS Berkane of Morocco in the last eight in home and away legs knockout games.


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