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CAF Confederation Cup

9 Oct
Nigeria’s only surviving team in continental championships, Rivers United, have promised to surpass their previous record in the CAF Confederation Cup.
7 Oct
Nigeria's flag bearer in CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt, have been handed a tough group in the competition from the draw held yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Nigerian representatives will battle it out with Tunisia’s Club Africain, who won the CAF Champions League (then the African Cup of Champions Clubs)…
15 Sep
Football enthusiasts in Edo State are brimming with anticipation as the state capital, Benin City, wears new look, with different parts of the city painted in yellow, the iconic hues of Bendel Insurance.
25 Aug
Edo State government has told players and officials of Bendel Insurance, who are billed to play against Algeria’s Aso Chlef FC in a CAF Confederation Cup first round, second leg game in Algiers, tomorrow, that the state government would reward them handsomely if they get a good result in the game. The team won the…
24 Aug
Thrilled by the atmosphere created by Bendel Insurance’s supporters during last weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup first round game between the Benin Arsenal and Algeria’s Aso Chlef, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has assured sports lovers of sustained investment in the sector.
18 Aug
Edo State will provide free bus rides and 100 free t-shirts to fans, who come out en masse to support Bendel Insurance’s quest to qualify for the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
12 Jun
Enyimba, yesterday, drew 1-1 with Rivers United to win a record ninth Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL). Both teams, as well as Remo Stars, ended the competition on nine points, but Enyimba won the title courtesy of their superior goals difference.
9 Jun
The picture is becoming clearer at the ongoing Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) Championship Play-off, which enters matchday four at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos, today.
5 May
Former Super Eagles Coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has blamed the country’s failure in continental competitions on inadequate coaching programmes in the country.
24 Apr
In football, they say it is not over until, the final whistle, but Nigeria’s Rivers United will have to do something extraordinary in the concluding leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie against Young Africans of Tanzania to make it to the semifinal of the competition.
23 Apr
Rivers United of Port Harcourt believe that a good win against Young Africans of Tanzania (YANGA) in Uyo, today, will make their job easier for the reverse fixture, next week, at the Benjamin Nkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
14 Apr
Some Nigerian football stakeholders believe the newly refurbished Adokie Aimiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, has the facilities to successfully host the African Cup of Nations, which Nigeria is bidding to co-host with Benin Republic, as well as the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.


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