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CAF Champions League: Rivers United Make Bold Win



Continental debutants, Rivers United, salvaged Nigeria’s pride on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat of 21st time continental attendee, Al-Merrikh of Sudan in the first leg of the first round of the CAF Champions League.
The score line gives a good cushion of possible scaling into the group stage of the competition. The return leg comes up in Omdurman, Sudan next weekend.
Ivorien import, Guy Kuymian launched Rivers United into victory path with his two first half goals. The first of the goals came in the 15th minute and he doubled it three minutes later.
Esosa Igbinosa sealed the win for Rivers United five minutes to regulation time.

All The Results
Friday 10 March
• Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) 2-0 Kampala CCA (Uganda)

Saturday 11 March
• Young Africans (Tanzania) 1-1 Zanaco FC (Zambia)
• Wydad de Casablanca (Morocco) 1-0 Mounana (Gabon)
• Ahly (Egypt) 1-0 Bidvest Wits (South Africa)
• Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia) 3-1 Horoya (Guinea)
• USM Alger (Algeria) 2-0. RC Kadiogo (Burkina Faso)

Sunday 12 March

• Al Ahli Tripoli (Libya) 2-0. FUS Rabat (Morocco)
• Ferroviario Beira (Mozambique) 2-0 Barrack Young Controllers (Liberia)
• TP Mazembe Englebert (DR. Congo) 1-1. CAPS United FC (Zimbabwe)
• Cotonsport (Cameroon) 1-0 CNaPS Sport (Madagascar)
• Leopards de Dolisie (Congo) 0-1 Kedus Giorgis (Ethiopia)
• Rivers United FC (Nigeria) 3-0 Al Merrikh (Sudan)
• Zamalek (Egypt) 4-1 Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)
• Gambia Ports Authority (Gambia) 1-1 AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
• Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan) 3-0. AS Port-Louis 2000 (Mauritius)
• Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) 3-0. AS Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire)


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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