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Rivers running dry in Morocco; six goals down 



It is going from bad to worse for Nigerian champions, Rivers United as they are already goal-drunk barely 10 minutes into the second half.

Looking obviously dejected after being two goals down at half time, they have now conceded the fourth goal and are 5-2 down on aggregate.

Earlier on, like Plateau United, Rivers United are at the brink of a possible elimination from the CAF Champions League as their hosts, Wydad Casablanca take a 31st minute lead in the return leg match of the second round duel.

With Wydad 1-0 up aggregate scores stand at 2-2, but the away goal in Port Harcourt last Sunday could prove valuable for the Moroccans.

Minutes later, Rivers United goalkeeper after getting firm hold of the ball childishly made a body collision with a Wydad players who expectedly fell down.

Foul! A red card to goalkeeper Seidu Mutawakilu and a penalty kick that was scored for the off the ball incident.


Rivers are two goals down!

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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