Rivers United football club of Nigeria have arrived Port Novo Benin Republic ahead of their Total CAF Confederation Cup first round second leg clash against Bloemfontein Celtic of South Africa.
The two sides were due to play on Wednesday, 6th January 2021 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State but the game was postponed following Bloemfontein Celtic inability to meet Nigeria’s strict Covid-19 stands on travelers coming in from South Africa.
Rivers United Thursday, arrived in Port Novo where the game will be played and almost immediately headed to have a light training session at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium.
Ahead of the game, Rivers United’s boss Stanley Eguma has revealed that the level of cooperation within the team is high and that his team knows how important winning this tie is “The players level of cooperation is high, they know the importance of winning this game irrespective of the fact that we won the first lag encounter. The second lag is very crucial because it will determine the overall position.”
“The pride of Nigeria is at stake. It’s very very important that we give our best, because it’s only our best that can take us to the next level. Our opponents are also coming like a wounded Lions, we expect a very through battle”, Eguma stated.
Rivers United vs Bloemfontein Celtic (Agg 2-0)Date: Saturday 23rd January 2021Venue: Charles de Gaulle Stadium, Porto-Novo, Benin RepublicTime: 4pm