CAF Confed Cup: Rivers United Set For Tough Test In Tunisia
A charged atmosphere is expected in Tunisia on Sunday when Rivers United come up against Club Africain in their first test in the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Club Africain play their home fixtures at the 60,000 capacity Stade Olympique de Radès which will literally exemplify a cauldron of hate and noise on Sunday evening.
The Tunisians are a free-scoring side and they proved that point with distinction by putting six goals past Mauritian outfit, AS port-Louis 1000 in the playoff round.
Top marksman, Saber Khalifa who scored in the playoff round against the Mauritians, is responsible for most of the side’s goals.
The 30-year-old fox-in-the-box, is a full Tunisian international who has scored seven times in 41 appearances for his country’s senior national team, the Carthage Eagles.
Despite the seemingly daunting task ahead of them, Rivers United Club captain, Festus Austine believes it can be accomplished.
“We are not going there (to Tunisia) to draw the game. We want to win,” he said to www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.
“It will be difficult but we want to top the group and to do that, we have to get a good result in Tunisia.
“We want to become the first Nigerian club to win the Caf Confederation Cup title and we know we can do it,” he concluded.
Tough words but talk is cheap. Rivers United must be ready to walk the walk if they are to make history.