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Dreams vs Rivers United Preview: Nigeria, Ghana renew rivalry in Confederation Cup

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By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

For the umpteenth time, the existing football rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana will be rekindled when the Rivers United continued their campaign against Dreams FC on Sunday Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Nigeria’s sole representative on the continent will seek to continue their quest to make it to the consecutive quarter-final of the CAF Confederation Cup when they visit Kumasi, Ghana for their second group game.

Both teams had endured different fortunes in the opening games of the group stage as hosts, Dreams FC lost 2-0 in  Tunisia to Club Africain, while the Pride of Rivers earned a 3-0 win against Angolan side, Academica.

Ghanaian import, Samuel Antwi opened the scoring for Rivers before second-half goals from Paul Odeh and Shedrack Asiegbu sealed a 3-0 win.

No head-to-head record between Dreams and Rivers as both sides will be meeting for the first time on the continent.

In terms of form, Dreams FC have lost three of their last five games in all competitions with two wins.

For the Port Harcourt-based side, they have also won two of their last five games with a loss and two draws.

The Nigerian sides need to be wary of the Ghanaian challenge after Medeama FC dunked out another Nigerian side, Remo Stars in the Preliminary Round of the CAF Champions League this season.

The rivalry between the two West African sides will be rekindled on Sunday.

 

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