TotalCAFCC: Aguda brace sets up Enyimba/Rivers showdown

TotalCAFCC: Aguda brace sets up Enyimba/Rivers showdown

Free scoring midfielder Godwin Aguda netted a first half brace to propel Rivers United to a 3-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in their re-arranged Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC) first round second leg clash on Saturday.

United had won the first leg clash 2-0 in Bloemfontein late last year but the second leg billed for Port Harcourt was moved from two weeks ago due to Covid-19 restrictions affecting the away team.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) then rescheduled the game for a neutral venue, in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic where Stanley Eguma’s men made sure of a comfortable progress on Saturday evening.

Aguda’s first half goals, the second from the penalty spot just before the half hour mark took his tally in this season’s Confederation Cup to five goals in four matches while forward Fortune Omoniwari added the team’s third goal and his fourth in all competitions this season.

Rivers United have now sealed a meeting with compatriots Enyimba FC in the playoff round of the Confederation Cup, the stage before the group stage of the competition.

Enyimba were beaten by Sudanese side Al Merrikh 4-2 on aggregate in the first round of the Champions League, a result that meant the People’s Elephant drop down to the Confederation Cup.

The first leg of the meeting between both sides will be staged at the Enyimba Stadium, Aba on Valentine’s Day with the return leg scheduled for a week later at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.

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