CAFCC: Rivers United finish second in group B after loss to ASEC

Published on: 03 April 2023

Nigeria's Rivers United lost their last match of the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup against ASEC Mimosa of Cote D'Ivoire on Sunday, reports.

The Nigeria Premier Football League reigning champions succumbed to a one zero defeat at the Municipal Stadium, Yamoussoukro.

A possibility of the NPFL side doing the double over the Ivorian giants after a 3-0 win in the first leg did not materalise as an early goal by the Hosts was enough to get the win.

Prior to the tie, the two sides had secured qualification to the last 8 with 10 points as group leaders and were seeking to ascertain which team will finish top of the log.

It only took ASEC two minutes to score the only goal of the encounter courtesy of Karidioula Mofessé Trésor's strike.

Things remained the same till the end of regulation time as ASEC Mimosa won to end the group stages top on the log.

Uche Dozie