By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Rivers United succumbed to a 2-1 loss against Ghanaian side, Dreams in their Caf Confederation Cup encounter in Kumasi on Sunday.
Both West Africans went into their second Confederation Cup group stage match, on the back of contrasting fortunes, with Rivers seeing a 3-0 win over Libito, while Dream bowed to Club Africain.
John Antwi opened the scoring for the host in the 35th minute to give the Ghanaians a slim halftime lead.
The Ghanaian team doubled their lead in the 74th minute thanks to Abdul Aziz Isah.
Rivers United, however reduced the deficit in the additional minutes of the second half from Alex Oyowah.
Club Africain’s 3-1 win over Angolan side Academica ensured the Tunisian topped Group C with six points while Dreams followed with three points.
Rivers United have three points in third position as Academica Lobito are without a point.
The Nigerian side will next welcome Club Africain to Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, on December 10.
The team’s participation on the continent will continue to increase their outstanding games in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Billed to face Enugu Rangers today, the team’s clash with Sporting Lagos on December 10 will also be put on home for their continental engagement.