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Rivers United jet out to Mali with positive promises

09 February 2017, 11:16

Lagos - Players and officials of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United will depart Nigeria for Mali on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

The contingent which is comprised of 20 players and 13 officials will leave the country via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at exactly 9:40am and will arrive at Houphouet Boigny International Airport, Abidjan at 10:20am Nigerian time.

Afterwards, the contingent will proceed to its final destination, Bamako.

They are expected to arrive at the Bamako Senou International Airport at 2pm Nigerian time.

Also read: CAF Cups: NFF to inspect Enugu, Bauchi, Nnewi, Port Harcourt stadia

Technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma has assured that the team will give Nigeria creditable representation in Mali on Saturday.

“The boys have worked hard. We know what is expected of us and we will give it our best to try to make the second leg in Nigeria a formality in a week’s time,” Eguma told www.riversunitedfc.com.ng

AS Real de Bamako will host the Nigerian club on Friday in the first leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

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