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River United Coach Confident Against Tunisia’s Club Africain



Head Coach of Nigerian torchbearers, Rivers United, Stanley Eguma,  has told Cafonline that he is optimistic about his team’s chances in their Group A opener away to Club Africain of Tunisia on Sunday in Tunis.
Eguma is convinced his team is well prepared for the test against the Tunisians in the fixture scheduled for the Olympique Stadium in Rades, near Tunis.
Ahead of Rivers’ travel to the Tunisian capital on Friday, barely 48-hours before the match, Eguma told “we are prepared and ready to flag-off our group phase campaign.
“The entire team is ready. We hope not to disappoint our fans because much has been given to us and same is expected from us.
“It is a good thing we are playing away from home first. Not minding the weather in North Africa, we will fight and make sure we come back with good result at the end of the day.
“Don’t forget we won the just ended state Federation Cup and the players are still in good shape and highly motivated. If it continues, I can assure you we will pick a point in Tunisia”.
Rivers, Nigeria’s surviving representative in the continental club championship also have to contend with FUS Rabat of Morocco and Uganda’s Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) at the group stage.
FUS Rabat lock horns with KCCA on Saturday at the Prince Moulay Sport Complex in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

The Fixtures
Group A
13.05.2017 Rabat FUS Rabat (Morocco) vs KCCA (Uganda)
14.05.2017 Tunis          Club Africain (Tunisia) vs Rivers United (Nigeria)

Group B
13.05.2017 Sfax            CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) vs Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
13.05.2017 Rustenburg Platinum Stars (South Africa) vs MC Alger (Algeria)

Group C
13.05.2017 Ndola          Zesco (Zambia) vs Smouha (Egypt)
14.05.2017 Luanda       Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) vs Hilal Obeid (Sudan)

Group D
14.05.2017 Lubumbashi         TP Mazembe (DR Congo) vs CF Mounana (Gabon)
12.05.2017 Pretoria                 Supersport (South Africa) vs Horoya (Guinea)



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 the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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