Rivers United Depart For Luanda Ahead Of CAF Confed. Cup Clash Against Motema Pembe
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria champions, Rivers United will this afternoon depart the country for Luanda, Angola for their CAF Confederation Cup Group B match against DC Motema Pembe of Congo.
The match will be played in Luanda on Sunday, February 26. It will hold at the Estádio 11 de Novembro, the adopted home of the Congolese
Rivers United delegates will depart via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja through an Ethiopian Airline.
The team will stopover at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before they board a connecting flight to Luanda, the Angola capital.
Confirming their traveling itineray on Thursday, the club in a statement noted that the delegates will arrive Luanda on Friday.
“Rivers United will depart the FCT Abuja, Nigeria for Luanda, Angola via Ethiopian airline flight at 1:25pm today, February 23, 2023 with stopover in Addis Ababa.”
“The team’s contingent is expected to arrive in Luanda, Angola on Friday,” the club said.
Rivers United are hoping to shock their hosts in Luanda by picking the three points. The Nigerians are second in Group B with 3 points while their hosts are 3rd with two points.
The Congolese have remained unbeaten drawing their two matches goalless. Their guests have mixed results after two games, one loss and one victory.
After the match, the Pride of Rivers will return to Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo Akwa Ibom for their matchday 4 reversed fixture against Motema Pembe on March 8, 2023.