CAF Champions League: Rivers United Crash Out After Defeat In Morocco

Wydad AC ousted Rivers United from the Champions League with a 7-2 aggregate scoreline.

Rivers United have been dumped out of this year’s CAF Champions League in a humiliating fashion by Wydad AC.

After managing a 2-1 win over the Moroccan club in the first leg, the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions were hammered 6-0 in Sunday’s second leg in Casablanca.

Rivers United were thus ousted with a 7-2 aggregate scoreline.

The development means no Nigerian club will be in the lucrative Champions League group stage once again as Plateau United also failed in their bid n Saturday.

Rivers United started Sunday’s second-leg tie on the wrong footing; conceding barely half an hour into the encounter.

The problems of the Garden City team were compounded when their Ghanaian goalkeeper, Mutawakilu Seidu, was sent off for elbowing a Wydad player inside the box.

The home team wasted no time converting the resulting penalty to make it 2-0 going into the break.

Rivers United with their numerical disadvantage conceded a third goal soon after the restart before the home team extended their lead with a fourth goal in the 55th minute.

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