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Rivers United to face Young Africans again



Rivers United beat Young Africans home and away in 2021

Nigeria’s sole survivors in Africa’s inter-clubs competition, Rivers United have been drawn to face familiar foes, the Young Africans of Tanzania in one of the quarter final matches of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Both teams met two years ago in the Champions League with the Nigerian side winning both legs by 1-0.

Apart from their previous encounters, both also began the quest for honours in the mote prestigious CAF Champions League but dropped to the lower cadre Confederation Cup.  

The Nigerian side will play at home first in Uyo on 23 April while the return leg holds in Dar es Salaam  a week later.



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.