Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha will officiate the CAF Champions League Garden City battle between Rivers United and Al Merreikh.

Sudanese side will pay a visit to the Nigerian team at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, fondly called the Garden City, on Sunday in a second round, first leg tie.

Grisha will be assisted by fellow Egyptians Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (assistant referee 1), Ayman Degaish (assistant referee 2) and Mahmoud Zakaria Mohamed (reserve referee).

The match commissioner is Mukaila Nassam Adam from Ghana. 

The ‘Pride of Rivers’ were in great form in the earlier round, pounding AS Real Bamako 4-0 at the same venue after both teams played a 0-0 draw in Bamako in the first leg.

They have however been struggling in the Nigeria Professional Football League, occupying the 12th spot on the table with 14 points from 10 games.