Akwa United knocked out of CAF Champions League, Rivers progress to final round!


Nigeria Professional League Champions, Akwa United have been knocked out of this season’s CAF Champions League.

Akwa United who had a slender 1 nil lead in the first leg in Uyo, lost 2 nil to Algerian side, CR Belouzizdad.

Goals from Hichem Khalfallah and Chemseddine Nessakh in the 71st and 83rd minute respectively ensures that the Algerian side progressed to the final round of qualification with a 2-1 aggregate win over Akwa United.

Nigeria’s other representative in the competition, Rivers United won 2-0 on aggregate over Young Africans of Tanzania.


Rivers United will now take on Al-Hilal over two legs for a place in the group stage of the competition.

The first leg will take place in Port Harcourt on the 15th of October while the second leg will be played on the 22nd.


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