Thursday, January 21, 2021

Rivers to play Celtic outside Nigeria in Confederation cup



The Confederation of African Football Organising Committee on Monday announced that the Confederation Cup second leg tie between Nigeria’s Rivers United and South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic will hold on a date from January 22 to 24 in a neighbouring country to Nigeria.

Rivers had won the first leg of the tie 2-0 in Bloemfontein last December, but the second leg, which was initially scheduled for January 6 in Port Harcourt was postponed after the Nigeria Football Federation had in a letter to CAF on January 4, asked that the game be postponed and relocated to a neighbouring country.

The NFF said the request followed the refusal of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to step down on some of the COVID-19 protocols such as the quarantine period for the South African contingent.