CAFCC: Rivers United departs Nigeria today for Etoile Filante clash


Rivers United contingent comprising of players and officials will depart Lagos on Friday morning via Asky Airline, reports.

The Pride of Rivers is scheduled to depart the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos about 10:25am for the crucial first leg 2023/2024 CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup preliminary round tie against Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso.

The match is slated for the 20,000 capacity Municipal Stadium in Yamoussoukro. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Etoile Filante earned a slot in the next stage of the competition following a 0-0 draw against Senegal’s Casa Sports Ziguinchor at the AU Stade De La Paix De Bouake in Cote D’Ivoire on August 27.

The Burkina Faso club qualified by virtue of the away goals rule having played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Senegal.

Meanwhile, Rivers United were also drawn bye in the first stage of the competition.

The second leg will be played at the home of Rivers United, Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday 1st October by 3:00pm.


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