VIDEO: Watch as Nigerian side is attacked in Sudan
Africa Focus By: Linus Onyeze | 18/03/2017
Players of Rivers United celebrate a goal during one of their recent matches.Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United have announced that they will send a strongly-worded protest to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the ‘unwarranted’ attack on players and officials of the club in Omdurman on Friday by fans of Sudanese club, Al-Merrikh.The United contingent was pelted with various objects as they made their way to training at the Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman.One official of the Rivers United FC, Ogude Bright was left injured after an object thrown by the irate fans hit him in the face.Read also: SCANDAL! New CAF boss Ahmad under investigation for briberyRivers United have now confirmed that they will lodge an official complaint to Caf over the unsavoury incident.“This is unacceptable. We treated them very well when they came to Nigeria for the first leg and there were no complaints.