Nigeria’s sole representative in CAF club competitions, Rivers United, suffered a huge setback to their CAF Confederation Cup progression after losing 0-2 to Club Africain of Tunisia in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Recall that in the reverse leg in Tunisia in May, Club Africain whipped the Rivers State Government-owned side 3-1.
The result on Sunday leaves Rivers United on the verge of missing out on the knockout stage of the second-tier Africa’s club competition.
The Tunisians opened the scoring in the 62nd minute through Haddad’s free kick and they doubled the lead via a late counter-attacking play which was finished by Mokhtar Belkhite.
After five rounds of matches, Rivers United are last on the table with six points and -3 goals difference. On the strength of the win, Club Africain go top of the group with nine points and +3 goals difference. They are followed by KCCA of Uganda on the same number of points but with zero goals difference.
FUS Rabat of Morocco are third on the group with six points as Rivers United but with zero goals difference. The former Nigerian champions will next be away to FUS Rabat on Friday and must win with more than three goals to stand any chance of progressing.