Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United have cruised into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The former Nigerian champions landed their group stage spot after a hard-fought 2-0 win against Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso on Sunday night.
Rivers United had held their opponent to a goalless draw im the first leg of the tie a fortnight ago, hence won the round 2-0 on aggregate.
The Nigerian side missed two penalties in the keenly contested encounter, but Alex Oyowah opened scoring a minute from time before converting from the spot deep into stoppage time.
The Pride of Rivers are the only Nigerian club, who made it to the group stage of a continental competition this season.
Recall that they made it to the quarter-finals stage of the competition last season.
Stanley Eguma’s side will look to make history as the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup.
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