CAFCC: Rivers United edges Al Masry 2-1 in Aba
Rivers United defeated Egyptian side Al Masry 2-1 at the Enyimba Stadium Aba in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff on Sunday.
Three goals in the first half was all the game needed as Rivers United continued their quest for a group stage in continental action after failing to do so last season
The host took the lead in the 25th minute as Malachi Ohawume set up Uche Onwusanya who broke the deadlock.
Rivers United were unguarded as the visitor immediately leveled two minutes later.
The host lead was restored back ten minutes before the break through Ishaq Kayode.
Rivers United could have extended their lead, but Al Masry ensured they did not concede more goals heading into the second leg as they scored a vital away goal.
Rivers United will now have to prepare for the second leg next week at the Borg El Arab Stadium.
Njidda Usa/African Top Sports