Rivers United captain, Festus suspended for Club Africain clash

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Adeboye Amosu

Rivers United will be without their captain Austine Festus in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup fixture against Tunisia outfit, Club Africain due to suspension, apnewsng.com.
Festus picked up bookings in both legs of qualifying rounds against Rayon Sports of Rwanda which has effectively ruled him out of the Group A tie.
Handler of the side, Stanley Eguma have a rich list of alternatives available to him with the likes of Markson Ojobo, Gabriel Olamilekan, Ayobami Asekunowo and Yaouvi Douhadji available for selection.
The Pride of Rivers who finished in second position in the Nigeria Professional Football League last term initially played in the CAF Champions League but were eliminated by Al Hilal of Sudan.
No Nigerian team has won the competition since its inception in 2004.

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