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CAF Champions League: Rivers United Begins Campaign In Style, Defeat Watanga FC 3-0

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Rivers United have kicked off their campaign on the continent in spectacular fashion as they trashed their opponent, Watanga FC from Liberia 3-0 in the first leg of CAF Champions League’s first preliminary round.

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The match occurred at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday, and all three goals were scored in the game’s first half.

It took only eight minutes for Kenechukwu Agu to fire Rivers United into the lead and set the fans in the stadium cheering on the team for more goals.

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Then 10 minutes later, after persisting in asking questions of their opponent, Rivers United broke through as Ebure Dudu from 20 yards fired in a shot to increase the lead for the Port-Harcourt-based side.

The second half also produced flashes of brilliance as the opponents tried to get back into the game and Rivers United caught on to them on the break to increase their lead. Still, the game will end at 3-0 to give Rivers United an upper hand going into the second leg.

The second leg is billed to take place next weekend with Rivers expected to make a trip to Liberia to defend their three-goal advantage.

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Rivers and Plateau United are the two representatives from Nigeria at this year’s CAF Champions League. Plateau United got a 2-2 draw away from home in the first leg of the preliminary round against AS Stade Mandji.

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