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CAF Confed Cup- Rivers United beat USM Alger in first leg

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Nigerian side Rivers United got a crucial 1 Nil victory over USM Alger of Algeria in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final clash in Nigeria on Sunday.

Samuel Antwi of Rivers United celebrates goal with teammates during the CAF Confederation Cup 2023/24 match

Augustine Okejepha broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with a clinical strike from the edge of the box at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.
Despite USM Alger’s moves to tame Rivers United, the Nigerian team’s physical dominance proved to be a major factor throughout the game.
USM Alger struggled to match the intensity of their opponents who looked eager to C.
The second leg comes up in Algiers on April 7 and the North Africans will battle to overturn the deficit and secure passage to the semi-finals.
The stakes are high for USM Alger, with qualification to the next round offering an opportunity to continue their title defence and pursue continental glory.


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