NPFL celebrates Rivers United’s Confederation Cup quarter-final feat

The Nigeria Premier Football League has applauded Rivers United for reaching the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye gave the accolades in a congratulatory message to the club.

Elegbeleye said their success has added to the recent revival of the nation’s football.

He also commended the club for the win which sustained Nigeria’s standing in the country’s ratings in CAF club competitions.

Elegbeleye also assured Rivers United of the continued support of the NPFL board in whichever way their assistance is required to ensure that Nigeria wins the competition.

“The victory of Rivers United and their qualification for the knockout stage is very significant because it has guaranteed Nigeria two places each in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup,” he stated in his message.

“We are very delighted that the Club has sustained the country’s recent good runs in football since the coming of the Ibrahim Gusau-led NFF Board.

“Rivers United is a worthy ambassador of the NPFL and we are very proud of their performance which also has rubbed off positively on the quality standard and competitiveness of our league.”

Rivers United awaits their next opponents in the knockout stage of the competition.

Recall that the Pride of Rivers defeated Ghana’s Dreams FC 2-1 in their final group game on Sunday.

The Port Harcourt club finished second in Group C with 10 points.

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