CAF CC: 10-man Rivers United down Motema Pembe to go top of Group B


Rivers United grabbed a massive result in the CAF Confederation Cup game away at Motema Pembe.

The Nigerian Champions secured maximum points in the 1-0 victory in Congo to make it back to back wins in the group after their opening day defeat to Diables Noir.

Despite going a man down, Rivers United saw the game out to go top of group B with six points capitalizing on ASEC Mimosas 2-0 victory over Diables Noirs.

LB Ebube Duru was on the wrong end of the referee’s books in this encounter and got sent off for a second booking in the 42nd minute to make the task difficult.

However his teammates rose to the occasion and covered his blushes, Ghanaian star Paul Acquah got the only goal of the encounter in the 53rd minute.

After that goal the visitors defended with their lives to see out the victory and grab all 3 points, boosting their chances of reaching the next round with another good result in the return fixture.


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