The Vice Chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Suleiman Umar, is soliciting support for Rivers United, the country’s only representative on the continent in the CAF Confederation Cup to return to the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for their home games.
This he said should be done in earnest so that they can enjoy the support of their fans in Rivers State.
Alhaji Umar who spoke on behalf of the association, was specific about the kind of support the Port Harcourt-based team need to make Nigeria proud.
“The most consistent football club from Nigeria on the continent in the last three seasons has been Rivers United and it’s not a surprise that they’re the only team still flying Nigeria’s flag on the continent.
“What they need right now is for Nigeria to play the politics at CAF’s level so that they can return to Port Harcourt to play their remaining home games at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
“We’ve seen some of the stadiums they’ve played their away games in Africa that are not anywhere near the facility in Port Harcourt,” explained the proprietor of Doma United of Gombe State.
Rivers United are in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup alongside Club Africain of Tunisia, Dreams Fc of Ghana and Academica do Lobito of Angola in group C.
With a win and a defeat in two games played so far, The Pride of Rivers await Club Africain this Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.