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CCL: Rivers United Storm Sudan For Al-Merrikh Clash

. Rivers United players in the first leg game against Al-Merrikh

Players and officials of Rivers United FC have arrived in Sudan ahead of Saturday’s CAF Champions League (CCL) first round second leg clash against Al-Merrikh of Sudan.

The United contingent arrived at the Khartoum International Airport at about 2am local time on Friday, March 17. The contingent had initially embarked on a five hour flight from Lagos to Addis Ababa from 1:15pm, Nigerian time on Thursday, March 16.

United won the first leg of the tie 3-0 in Port Harcourt five days ago and will qualify for the group stage of the competition if they don’t concede more than two goals on Saturday at the Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman.

Speaking to the club’s official website shortly after arriving in Khartoum, technical manager of the club, Stanley Eguma said his players are poised to do Nigeria proud against the Sudanese club, and qualify to the next stage of the ongoing competition.



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