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


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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