CAF Champions League : Winning Starts for Akwa United and Rivers United in qualifiers

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Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League got their preliminary round qualifiers off to dream starts, NPFL champions Akwa United defeated CR Belouizdad while Rivers United also secured a slim 1-0 win against Young Africans.

Akwa United defeated the visiting Algerian champions courtesy an 87th minute goal by Friday Ubong.
The win gives Kennedy Boboye’s side a slim advantage heading into the second-leg of the tie at the Stade 20 Août 1955 in a week’s time.
Meanwhile, Rivers United stunned their hosts, Young Africans in the first-leg of their meeting.
Moses Omodumuke with a diving header breached the Young Africans goal in the second half.
The teams will settle tie in the return leg at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on September 9.

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