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[Nigeria] CAFCC Match Preview: Enyimba v Rivers United


Rivers United are back in Total CAF Confederation Cup action on Sunday as they visit Enyimba FC at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba.

The “Pride of Rivers” will look to continue their impressive form after the 5-0 aggregate score triumph over Bloemfontein Celtic in the last playoff stage and Stanley Eguma’s side have an impressive record on the road this CAF Confederation cup campaign.

As the “NEW Vision Boys” search for another success away from the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, and face one of her historic top-flight rivals in the domestic league, here’s all you need to know…

How to follow the game

Kick-off in Aba is scheduled for 16:00 GMT (4pm) on Sunday 14th February.
The match will be beamed live on the NPFL.TV app and NTA.
There will also be robust coverage of this game by the Rivers United media team (that will include videos and photos from the venue) simultaneously via their official Twitter account (@RiversUnitedFC) and official Whatsaap channel from 3:15pm on match day.

Team News

Coach Stanley Eguma has confirmed that there are no injury concerns going into this tie

For the hosts, all eyes will be on star man Anayo Iwala.

We could see fresh faces in both team’s lineup as players registered after the initial registration window are now eligible to be play.

This is the first time both teams will be meeting in a CAF competition.

Players to Watch

Enyimba FC: Anayo Iwuala, Austin Oladapo, Tosin Omoyele and John Noble.

Rivers United: Kunle Odunlani, Godwin Aguda, Fortune Omoniwari and Kazie Enyinnaya

Match Officials 

Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
Assistant referees: Nabil Bounoua, Bouabdallah Omari (Algeria)
Fourth official: Abderazzek Arab (Algeria)
Match Commissioner: Albert Commey Aryeetey (Ghana)
Referee Assessor: Bonaventure Codja (Bénin)
COVID-19 Officer: Salami Abdulrahim Onimisi (Nigeria)

Who Else is Playing 

It’s a full weekend of CAF Confederation Cup action, with plenty of interesting encounters. This is what the schedule looks like…

Saturday 13 February
FT: CS Sfaxien 4 – 1 AS Kigali

Sunday 14 February
Gor Mahia vs NAPSA Stars
Galaxy vs Orlando Pirates
Young Buffaloes vs Etoile du Sahel
Platinum Stars vs Jaraaf
Nkana vs Tihad Casablanca
Bouenguidi vs Salitas
SONIDEP vs Cotonsport
Asante Kotoko vs ES Sétif
Raja Casablanca vs Monastir
de Agosto vs Namungo
Stade Malien Bamako vs Kabylie
Racing d’Abidjan vs Pyramids
Al Ahli Benghazi vs Motema Pembe


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