Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt on Sunday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom whipped visiting ASEC Mimosas of Côte d’Ivoire 3-0 in a 2022/2023 CAF Confederation Cup fixture.
The result meant the Nigerian squad have improved their standing in the Group B of the CAF Cup competition.
This was after losing by the same scoreline a week earlier to Diables Noirs of Congo Brazzaville.
Rivers United was solid in their game this time, as against what happened on Match Day 1 when they admitted three goals within seven minutes and even lost a penalty kick.
Rivers United unlocked scores in the commencement minute through Malachi Ohawume, and they doubled their lead in the 42nd minute through Ukeme Williams.
Three minutes into the second half, the hosts put the icing on the victory cake with a Ndasi Kadiang goal to seal the three points.
Rivers United will visit Motema Pembe of DR Congo on Sunday, February 26 for their Match Day 3 fixture in the competition’s group phase, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.