CAF Confederation Cup: Paul Acquah Scores Hat-trick As Rivers United Beat Motema Pembe In Uyo
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By Amaechi Agbo
Perhaps it was a great day in office for Paul Acquah as he scored three goals goals on Thursday as Nigeria League champions, Rivers United defeated Motema Pembe 3-1 in a rescheduled matchday 4 of the CAF Confederation Cup, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Played at the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Acquah scored the opening goal in the added time of the first half to ensure that the hosts were on the driving sit going into interval.
He scored his double in the 56th minute to give the Nigeria champions a 2-0 lead. However, a striker by Kingu Yallet in the 78th minute ensured that the match ended in a nerve atmosphere as the visitors pilled pressure in search of equalizer.
But Acquah netted his 3rd and final goal of the natch in the three minutes of added time in the second half to secure all three points for the Nigerians.
It could be recalled that the match which was to be played on Wednesday did not hold after the Congolese did not arrive Nigeria u time for the encounter, it was subsequently reschedule for Thursday.
Rivers United had earlier defeated DC Motema Pembe 1-0 on matchday three of the league two weeks ago in Luanda, Angola, the team’s adopted home ground.
The victory gave Rivers United a two-point advantage on the Group B table with nine points from three matches.