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Rivers Utd, Plateau Utd secure first-leg wins in CAF Confed Cup playoffs



Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, Rivers United and Plateau United are one leg into the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Both teams sealed first-leg victories over their respective opponents in the playoffs on Wednesday night, and will hope to finish the job in the second leg.

Rivers United sealed a comprehensive 5-0 win against Al Nasr of Libya as the hosts dominated the game from start to finish in Port Harcourt.

A brace by defender Ebube Duru and goals from Kazie Enyinnaya, Ghanaian midfielder Paul Acquah, and Malachi Ohawume sealed the big victory.

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The second leg of the tie will hold at the Martyrs Stadium, Benghazi on Wednesday, November 9, with the aggregate winners advancing to the group stage.

For Plateau United, the Jos team saw of their Libyan opponent Al Akhdar, securing a 4-1 victory in the game played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday night.

A brace by Hilary and goals from Mustapha Yuga and Ifeanyi Emmanuel were enough to put the Nigerians in control of the tie ahead of the second leg.

The reverse fixture will take place next week Wednesday in Benghazi.

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