Nigeria’s first continental representative at the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, Rivers Angels on Saturday evening were roundly defeated 3-0 by Morocco’s Association’s Sports of Forces Armed Royal, ASFAR FC.
The seven-times Nigeria Women Footbal League champions were unable to mount a challenge against their opponent at the Al Salam Stadium in Egypt.
Sanaa Mssoudy made history as she registered the first hat-trick in the Champions League.
The defeat leaves the Rivers State based club in the bottom of Group B after South Africa side, Mamelodi Sundowns pipped Vihiga Queens 1-0 in the first group B match.
Ahead of the Champions League, ASFAR played 9 friendly matches, plus 2 national team matches in which 12 players of from the club participated in with the national team.
Since its establishment, Rivers Angels have won the Nigerian Women’s Premier League seven times, Women’s Federation Cup record eight times and Women’s Super Cup once.
The Jewel of Rivers will take on the South Africans in their second Group B match on on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
The first edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League is holding in Egypt.