Rivers United arrive Togo for their caf confederations Cup fixtures against Celtic of South Africa.
The match which was initially billed for the 6th of January 2021, but couldn’t take place due to the fact that Celtic were unable to pass the Covid-19 protocol set by the Nigerian government on traveller from South Africa.
This will now force the Port Harcourt based to play this match away from home in another country.
They won first encounter in South Africa by defeating Celtic 2-0 and the only need to keep clean sheet as it is enough for them to progress to the later stage of the competition.
The winner of this tie would face the people’s elephant Enyimba, and only one Nigerian team will made it to the group stage of this competition.
Kano pillars and Plateau United we’re out of this tournament early, Enyimba fails to win there Champions League fixtures which see them to demoted into the caf confederations Cup.
“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.