There are indications that Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Rivers United have accepted their fate as to representing Nigeria in next season’s Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC), www.aclsports.com reports.
Port Harcourt based Rivers United have been at the centre of an obnoxious back-and-forth with both the League Management Company (LMC) organisers of the league and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) since the Points Per Game (PPG) table for last season was released.
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After weeks of threats of fire and brimstone by the Rivers State government sponsored United, ACLSports sources learnt that the club have now accepted to play in the Confederation Cup and subsequently aborted their hardly conceivable trip to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
A source at the club told our Chief Football Writer that the club have now moved on and resolved to give their continental campaign the best possible preparation in order to “make the best out of what is in our hands”.
ACLSports‘ further checks with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also confirmed that Rivers United have consented to the football body’s CAF continental representatives nomination notice sent to all participating clubs.
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With this latest development, Rivers United will now await the seeding and draws by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine if they will feature in the preliminary round of the Confederation Cup beginning from November.
Rivers United finished bottom of their group the last time they featured in the Confederation Cup in 2017 under current head coach Stanley Eguma. They will be looking to better that record in 2020/21.