By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Rivers United arrived Port Novo, the Republic of Benin for the their Total CAF Confederation Cup first round second leg clash against Bloemfontein Celtic of South Africa.
The clash which was built to come up on 6th January, 2021 but was out off due to the South African club’s to meet Nigeria’s strict Covid-19 rules on travellers coming from South Africa.
According to the team’s media officer, the players trained immediately at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium after their arrival.
Rivers United’s boss Stanley Eguma has revealed that the level of cooperation within the team is high and that his team knows how important winning this tie is.
“The players level of cooperation is high, they know the importance of winning this game irrespective of the fact that we won the first lag encounter. The second lag is very crucial because it will determine the overall position.”
“The pride of Nigeria is at stake. It’s very very important that we give our best, because it’s only our best that can take us to the next level. Our opponents are also coming like a wounded Lions, we expect a very through battle”, Eguma stated.
The tie comes up on Saturday at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium, Port Novo at 3pm Nigeria time.
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