CAF CC: Wasteful Rivers United Suffers Painful Home Loss
Things are now getting worse for Rivers United on the continent. They were extremely wasteful in front of goal.
The Port Harcourt club were beaten 2-0 by their visitors Club Africain in a matchday 5 tie of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Rivers United have now conceded two goals at home in the continent for the first time since March 2007 - a 3-2 win over Banjul Hawks.
After a barren first half on a water-soaked pitch following a heavy downpour, Manoubi Hadeed put the Tunisian side ahead in the 63rd minute from a free kick.
Further damage to the home side’s chances was inflicted when team captain Festus Austin scored an own goal in the 89th minute of the Group A Match Day 5 fixture to gift Club Africain, who’s first choice goalkeeper was stretchered off the pitch after suffering a serious injury.
Club Africain, who have nine points from five matches and host KCCA in the Match Day 6 fixture same day, look to have already qualified for the knockout stage.Rivers United will face FUS Rabat away on July 7 in their last match of the group phase, needing to win to have a chance of advancing to the quarter-finals.