CAF Interclub: Bayelsa United Record Slim Win, Profligate Rivers United Draw At Home
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By Amaechi Agbo
It was mixed fortunes for two Nigerian clubs campaigning in the CAF Interclub competitions as Bayelsa United and Rivers United recorded different results at home with the latter facing elimination, www.bestchoicesporys.com.ng can report
Bayelsa United, playing in the Confederation Cup, pipped visiting VS Sfaxien of Tunisa 1-0 in Yenagoa on Sunday at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
Victory Beniangba scored the only goal.of the encounter in 56th minute of the keenly contested encounter.
They fought hard to add to their advantage but were unable to breach the CS Sfaxien defence for a second time.
The Tunisians will host the 2021 Aito Cup winners in the return leg on Saturday at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax.
In the meantime, Nigeria’s road to the CAF Champions League group phase faces abortion as NPFL surviving campaigners, Rivers United drew at home on Sunday against Sudanese side
The wasteful Pride of Rivers were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Sudanese club Al Hilal in their CAF Champions League first round, first leg tie at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday evening
Rivers United conceded first 42nd minuye after Yasil Mohamed out the visitors ahead
They home side fought their way back and restored parity in 22 minutes from time when Mohamed Saeed put the ball into his own net.
The reverse fixture will take place next Sunday at the New Suez Stadium, Suez.