CAFCC: Rivers United Outclass USM Algier In Uyo, Now With Advantage

Rivers United will travel to Algeria next week with a one-goal advantage after beating USM Algier in Uyo on Easter Sunday; reports.

Rivers United defeated Union Sportive Medina Algier in Uyo on Sunday; and are now with an advantage ahead of the reverse fixture.

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It was a keenly contested encounter, but the former Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) champions stood their grounds and won.

Abubakar give Rivers United the needed victory in Uyo

Rivers United travel to Algeria with one-goal advantage.
Rivers United’s captain Nyima Mwagua

“Abubakar Adamu’s well-executed assist from a(set piece) corner kick set the stage for Augustine Okejepha’s decisive goal and the advantage we take to Algeria,” Rivers United social media statement read.

In another story, Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel has congratulated Victor Boniface’s Bayer 04 Leverkusen ahead of a potential Bundesliga win.

Leverkusen following Bayern Munich’s loss at the De Klassiker is now nine points away from winning it’s first ever German Bundesliga title.

“Congratulations to Leverkusen,” Tuchel told Sky Germany after the de Klassiker match, which came hours after unbeaten league leaders Leverkusen came from behind to beat arch rivals Hoffenheim 2-1 at home.

When asked if the title race was over for Bayern Munich, Tuchel replied “of course.”

According to Tuchel,“it’s self-evident, clear” that Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen would win their first-ever Bundesliga crown.

“After the game today there’s nothing left to say,” said Tuchel, who will leave Bayern in the summer.

Leverkusen, have dropped only eight points all season, and needed just nine points from their final seven games to lift the Bundesliga title for the first time.

Victor Boniface

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On the other hand Bayern veteran Thomas Mueller, boasts of 12 league titles in Munich, including the last 11 straight, told Sky:

“I’m not a professor of mathematics and I haven’t done the sums, but if we’re being honest, it’s unrealistic.”

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