By James Agberebi:
Rivers United edged 10-man KCCA of Uganda 2-1 in a hard-fought Group A clash on matchday-four of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
All the goals came in the first half with Bernard Ovoke and Frederick Obomate scoring for Rivers United, while Godfrey Serunkuma scored for KCCA.
The win temporarily takes Rivers United to second position on six points, while KCCA drops to third.
Rivers United got off to a flying start following Bernard Ovoke's opener just after 54 seconds of the game.
In the 15th minute, Rivers United doubled their lead through Frederick Obomate.
KCCA reduced the deficit to 2-1 with Godfrey Serunkuma's goal.
KCCA were forced to a change in the 51st minute as first choice keeper Douglas Kisembo was substituted due to injury and was replaced by Benjamin Ochan.
In the 89th minute, KCCA's Habib Kavuma was sent off for a second yellow card.
KCCA beat Rivers United 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Kampala on June 3,
Rivers United's next game is at home against Club Africain of Tunisia which comes up on Sunday, July 2.
The Group A's other game will see Club Africain host Morocco's FUS Rabat also today (Tuesday).