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Nigeria’s poor run continues, as Rivers United fall 2-1 to Kampala CCA

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Rivers United Head Coach, Stanley Eguma, named a side with more men behind the ball, leaving John Odumegwu, who is not an all-out striker to play alone upfront with Bolaji Sakin playing in the hole.

Derrick Nsibambi scored twice for Kampala CCA as they continued their impressive form at home in the CAF Confederation Cup, with a 2-1 win over Nigeria’s only surviving club in the race, Rivers United, at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, yesterday.

Kampala CCA and Rivers United knew they needed to win outright to better their chances of progressing to the quarterfinals after FUS Rabat defeated Club Africain 2-1 in the other Group A game on Friday.

Rivers United Head Coach, Stanley Eguma, named a side with more men behind the ball, leaving John Odumegwu, who is not an all-out striker to play alone upfront with Bolaji Sakin playing in the hole.

However, it was Tom Masiko, who took the first aim at goal for the hosts in the fourth minute. Rivers United goalkeeper Rotimi Sunday, made a routine save out of Masiko’s attempt.

In the15th minute, Sunday could not deny Nsibambi the first of his two goals. Rivers United failed to deal with KCCA’s passing play and Nsibambi struck the ball low and hard with a slight deflection helping it on its way into the net with Sunday beaten.

Rivers United were on the back foot after Nsibambi’s goal and then suffered a setback when their goalkeeper got injured and had to make way for Abiodun Akande after 25 minutes.

Culled from supersport.com



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