Heavy rainfall threatens Rivers United v KCCA CAF CC tie

Caf Club Cups By: Ambrose Udeme | 20/06/2017

Heavy rainfall threatens Rivers United v KCCA CAF CC tie

Heavy rainfall in the Rivers state capital Port Harcourt may force the rescheduling of Tuesday's CAF Confederation Cup group stage clash between Nigeria's flag bearers on the continent Rivers United and their opponent from Uganda Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA).

The heavy downpour which started early in the morning in almost all coastal regions of Nigeria, has left the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, heavily flooded, casting doubt over the fixture.

Tuesday's clash is a make or break tie for Rivers United as Group A of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup enters match day four. The section is extremely tough-looking with all four teams in the group, FUS Rabat (Morocco), Kampala Capital City Authourity (KCCA, Uganda), Club Africain (Tunisia) and Rivers United (Nigeria) peerless at home thus far.

It makes Tuesday’s game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium Port Harcourt one that leaves little margin for error, for the Nigerian side especially, as any result other than an outright victory could mean curtains as far as their aspirations of reaching the quarter finals of the competition are concerned.

KCCA won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Phillip Omondi Stadium (Lugogo), Kampala on June 3; a result that lifted them from bottom to second place on the log; such are the fine margins in this group.