December, 19 2023.
A total of eight fixtures are on the card, for the resumption of the competition; as the race towards a place in the quarter-finals heats up.
One of the headline fixtures for the week will be a battle for the number one spot in Group C as Nigeria’s Rivers United travel to Tunis to face Club Africain.
Speaking ahead of the tie, Technical Adviser of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma says he is overtly pleased with his team, and the spirit being demonstrated by his players that made the trip to Tunisia, for tonight's potentially explosive clash with Club Africain.
Having won the first leg of the Group C tie 0-1, thanks to Captain Nyima Nwagua's solitary goal, at the Adokieye Amasiamaka Stadium, in Port Harcourt; the winner of tonight's tie in Tunis will certainly assume leadership of the Group, and stay in pole position to qualify for the next round.
According to Eguma, otherwise called Nigeria's Fabio Capelo, the team spirit and the recent winning mentality cultivated by his players will play a huge role in determining the outcome of the eagerly-anticipated fixture.
"The spirit in camp now, is high and the players are in a good mood to extend their winning run"; Eguma told www.ckdmedia.ng exclusively.
Forward, Deputy Echeta who also spoke on the team's arrival in Tunis, added that a descent result tonight is the target of the team, as it will help in ensuring that the team makes it out of the group.
"It won't be an easy task in Tunis, but we are determined to give it all our best, and hopefully we are going to come out with something, if not all the three points"; the former Bendel Insurance man posited.
Interestingly, the two sides are level on six points, as well as goals scored and conceded; same as Dream FC of Ghana, who will play away to pointless Academica Peteoleos do Lobito of Angola, in the other Group C fixture.
In another tie up north, Egypt’s Modern Future FC will welcome the cup holders, USM Alger who have been in fine form as they look to defend their trophy.
The Algerian giants have collected maximum points in all of their three matches, boasting clean sheets in all their encounters and will be looking at maintaining this impressive run.
In South Africa, SuperSport United must get a victory against Al Hilal Benghazi of Libya should they harbour any hopes of progressing further.
Unlike their Pretoria counterparts, Mamelodi Sundowns, United are yet to collect a single point in their previous three matches as they languish at the bottom of Group A.