Rivers United Awaits CAF Decision on Return to Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for Confederation Cup knockout Rounds


Rivers United could return to Port Harcourt for their first-leg CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final match against Young Africans on April 23, following an inspection of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium by the CAF inspection team, on Thursday.

The Nigerian champions were ordered to play their group games at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, after a hiccup in the correspondence between the NFF and CAF.

Despite having played away from their home ground, Stanley Eguma’s side won two games and one draw in Uyo, and finished second in the group behind ASEC Mimosas.

Nasir Jubril, the CAF Stadium Inspector, expressed his admiration for the upgraded Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, noting the improvements in the facilities.

“The facilities have changed totally, the reserve bench is new, the grass on the pitch is a lot better, 10 times better than it was three months ago.

“We have a checklist of what to look out for and I think the stadium has ticked 75 per cent of the boxes. Our report to CAF will greatly determine what decision CAF will take.”


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