By Victor Kanayo
Nigeria’s remaining representatives in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United, were thrashed 3-0 by Club Africain in Tunis in one of the matchday hostilities on Wednesday night.
Incidentally, it was a Nigerian international Kingsley Eduwo who plays for the Tunisian side that scored two of the goals inside the Rades stadium.
Eduwo who had played for Nigerian clubs before moving abroad, scored twice in the first half before Rami Bedoui’s second half goal sealed the game in the second half.
The result means that Rivers United dropped to the third position on the table on six points, behind Dream FC who had earlier in the day walloped APC Lobito 4-0 in Kumasi.
Club Africain have now consolidated their group leadership to nine points, same points as the Ghanaian club that are second on the log.
Dreams FC of Ghana are second also on nine points after they thrashed pointless APC Lobito from Angola 4-0 at home.
Rivers United will now have to beat Dream FC at home and APC Lobito FC in their return fixture to be sure of quarter-final ticket.
In the outcome of other matches, Modern Future and Zamalek of Egypt played out goalless draws with USM Alger of Algeria and Sagrada Esperanca respectively.
SuperSport United edged Al Hilal Benghazi 2-1 and Stade Malien beat Sekhukhune United 1-0.
While Libya’s Abu Salim saw off SOAR Coyah of Guinea 2-0, thanks to strikes from Mahmoud Al Boushi and Hussam El Ouani.
Elsewhere, Moroccan side Renaissance Berkane fought back to earn a 1-1 draw at Diables Noirs on Wednesday to strengthen their position atop TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Group D.
The point takes Berkane onto 10 points after four games to stand on the verge of the knockout phase.
Bottom club Diables Noirs remain stuck on just one point but gave the Moroccans, who won the competition in 2020 and 2022 a real test.