Nigeria representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United who departed Abuja, Nigeria for Luanda, Angola on Thursday afternoon via an Ethiopia Airline flight will arrive Luanda, on Friday, BSN sports.com.ng can report.
The team will have a stopover at Addis Ababa.
The Portharcourt based team is expected to land in Angola on Friday, where they will face Motema Pembe of Democratic Republic of Congo in a CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage matchday 3 game, which hold on Sunday 26 February at the 11 de Novembro Stadium in Luanda, Angola.
Team’s media officer, Charles Mayuku confirmed Rivers United’s departure on the club social media page in a post which reads as follows; “Rivers United will depart the FCT Abuja, Nigeria for Luanda, Angola via Ethiopian airline flight at 1:25pm today (Thursday), February 23, 2023 with stopover in Addis Ababa.”
“The team’s contingent is expected to arrive in Luanda, Angola on Friday.”
Recall, despite 0-3 loss in their first game, Rivers United thrashed ASEC Mimosas by 3-0 in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday 2 game last Sunday, the team will hope to pick another three points when they face Motema Pembe this Sunday to increase their hope of qualifying for the money-spinning knock out stage. Rivers United are currently second on Group B log with three points, behind Diables Noirs who currently top the group with four points. Motema Pembe and ASEC Mimosas are third and fourth respectively with two and one points.