Rivers United kicked off their opening Group A campaign of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup with a three-one loss away to Club Africain of Tunisia on Sunday. Goals from Bilel Ifa and Oussama Darragi and an own goal condemned Rivers United to defeat.
The result leaves Rivers United in third sport in their group after FUS Rabat also defeated KCCA FC three-nil in the other Group A game. Rivers United will face FUS Rabat in their next game in Port Harcourt before travelling to Kampala to face KCCA FC on the fourth of June.
Meanwhile, former Nigerian international Victor Ezeji has been honoured by Club Africain. Ezeji, who played for the Ligue one club, was honoured on Sunday at the Stade Olympique de Radès shortly before the Caf Confederation Cup game between Rivers United and Club Africain.
The ex-Nigerian attacker was an integral member of the Club Africain side that won the Ligue one title in the 2007/2008 season.