Rivers United FC forward, Nyima Nwagua fired the Nigerian side past Tunisia’s Club Africain 1-0 on matchday three of the 2023/2024 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Visiting Club Africain were enjoying the outing in Uyo before Rivers United FC skipper, Nwagua struck the only goal of the group C fixture at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
The only goal of the match arrived in the 43rd minute when Enyinnaya Kazie found Nwagua with a pass in the opposition penalty area. The forward took a turn before firing a low-shot into the bottom left corner for the all-important winner.
The visitors who came with their fans to Nigeria pulled all systems in their arsenal but were resisted by the Pride of Rivers in a second half to produce few chances as both teams shared periods of dominance.
The game ended 1-0 in favour of Rivers United FC, their first ever victory over Club Africain.
Their previous two meetings ended in favour of Club Africain.
In 2017, the Tunisians defeated Rivers United FC 0-2 in Port Harcourt before winning 3-1 in the second leg in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Six years on, it is the Nigerian side who have the bragging rights after the first-leg.
That result takes Rivers United FC level with Club Africain on six points, same tally for Ghana’s Dream FC following their 2-3 away win over Academica do Lobito of Angola in the other CAF Confederation Cup group C fixture on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
Rivers United FC will travel to Tunisia on matchday four, hoping to avoid defeat in their bid to pick one of two quarter-final tickets from the group.