Rivers United crash out of Confederation Cup



By OJEIKERE GLOVER AIKHOJE


It was another bad day at work for Rivers United captain, Festus Austine. 

Rivers United’s campaign in Africa was finally terminated Friday night in Rabat, Morocco, when the Nigerians lost to FUS Rabat, on the last match day of the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
After losing their last home match, Rivers were condemned to win Friday’s match to remain in Africa.

Incidentally, Club Africain, who defeated Rivers United, in Port-Harcourt made the job easier in neighbouring Tunis, but the Nigerians failed to maximize the opportunity.

Despite the lead through Bolaji Sarkin, who capitalized on a defensive error to hit target, the Nigerians came back for the second half and lost the initiative.
FUS Rabat leveled scores shortly after the break through Youssef El Gnaoui and a late penalty converted by Mohammed Fouzaire after a hall ball by captain, Festus Austine, was enough to earn the Moroccans a ticket to the next round.

The Nigerians finished bottom of Group A with six points.

 
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