Rivers United FC of Nigeria manager Stanley Eguma has commended the quality of DC Motema Pembe this Thursday despite helping his side to a comfortable win against the Congolese visitors.
The Pride of Rivers moved closer to the quarter-final with a convincing 3-1 win at Godswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo.
Paul Acquah dispatched three dead-eye finishes for his first CAF interclub competitions hat trick as Rivers United FC saw off Daring Club Motema Pembe 3-1 to move to top spot in the Group C in the CAF Confederation Cup this Thursday.
Though the Congolese were second best at least per the score, Eguma had some kind words for them while pointing out what made the difference.
“Our opponents played well today but our tactical plans gave us maximum points today,” Eguma said during the post-match conference.
Ghanaian import Acquah who scored his first goal in additional time in the first-half then rifled in an unstoppable left-footed strike in second half borrowed time to make it three goals in the afternoon al worked well for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium.
The game initially scheduled on Wednesday was played this Thursday because the Congolese had logistics challenges which prevented them from getting to Nigeria earlier.
The deferred Match Day four fixture triumph puts Rivers United in the driving seat in the race to reach the quarter-final as they now top Group C with nine points.
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