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ASEC overthrow Rivers United as Confederation League group leaders



An early strike by Tresor Mofosse handed ASEC Mimosas a 1-0 win over Nigeria’s Rivers United as the curtain fell on the group stage of the 2022/23 CAF Confederation Cup.

In the aftermath, both teams, though qualified for the quarter-finals, swapped positions on the final table.

ASEC now top while Rivers United finished second.

The Ivorens started the game strongly and raced into the lead on two minutes when striker Mofosse took advantage of some weak defending to slot beyond the goalkeeper.

The victory took the Ivorian to the top of the group with 13 points, three more than second placed Rivers United as the group phase campaign ended.


Both teams had secured their places in the quarter-finals before Sunday’s final group matches.

In the group’s other game Congo Brazzaville side Diable Niors were held to a goalless draw by Motema Pembe of DR Congo in Brazzaville.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Membo was the hero for the visitors as he thwarted several attempts by the home side to help his side snatch a point.

Diable Noire club finished their Group B campaign in third place with six points while Motema Pembe ended bottom of the pile with three points.


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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