Thursday, January 21, 2021

Rivers to play Celtic outside Nigeria in Confederation cup

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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.